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Maritime Underground Railroad

Colonial Waterfront Park. This site is part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program where African American watermen worked to identify sympathetic seamen and to arrange passage on ships for enslaved persons to a free state. Harriet Jacobs' description of her escape by sea from Edenton in 1842 is one of only a few written accounts existing.

 

Contact:Karen Ipock
Address:108 N Broad Street
Phone:252-482-2637
Email:edenton@ncdcr.gov
Website:harrietjacobs.org