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Sadly, NOAA missed their mark yet again and the weather never cleared .. so no fishing. We did visit the old burial grounds in Beaufort. Very old, beautiful, famous for a little girl buried in a keg of rum, it's reported to be very haunted. The gates were however closed today, next time I'll try to get pics of the much, much older graves. They built a church at each of the four corners to protect the grounds, which are shaded with beautiful old knotty trees ..it's a very mysterious place. Only three churches shown. The congregation was on the lawn of the fourth.
 

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awesome pics, dont you wonder sometimes the graves are so tight, that it looks like they put them in standing? i love head and foot stones..
 

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There's a story I want to hear about... assuming she wasn't simply a Japanese girl buried according to an old Shinto custom.

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Visitors frequently leave small gifts and trinkets at the unusual gravesite of the little girl buried in a barrel of rum. According to the legend, a young girl traveled to England with her father who promised the child's mother to return her safely home. Sadly, on the return journey, the young girl died at sea. Desperately wanting to keep his promise to return home with his daughter, the girl's father purchased a barrel of rum from the ship's captain. He placed his daughter's lifeless body in the barrel of rum and returned her to Beaufort for burial at home.
 

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I know the sites are very tight and as you get towards the older part, it's even more so. There are stories that some of the British soldiers of 1812 were buried there, standing up and saluting. This is one of the oldest graveyard in NC from what the literature said.
 

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I haven't been to that cemetery for 44 years. It has. Always held a fascination for me. Thank you for memory
I'm glad you liked the pictures. It really is an amazingly beautiful place, with the old trees, how it's sheltered, the gorgeous stones .. the pictures don't do it justice.
 

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Beautiful spot and the history was amazing. It has a long time since I was in the area. There was a fort not far from there that I spent some time in. Had a few experiences if feelings and a few orbs but the history was fancinating. The fort in St Augustine reminded me if it.
 
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