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When you drive into Wilmington over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge there appear to be at least two visible grave markers on the Wilmington side. What are they?

Ben Steelman

We checked out the vicinity and found a couple of possibilities.

North of the bridge, next to the boat ramp at the City of Wilmington’s Dram Tree Park, is a Progress Energy substation. The white, squarish structures with the rounded tops might look like tombstones if you’re speeding past.

South of the bridge, off Queen Street south of Surry Street — on the fenced-in grounds of the old Pacific Molasses company, are two stone pillars that really look like tombstones. A closer inspection, though, suggests they once held a sign that’s no longer there.

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