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Although reports say it is no longer open, this b&b was said to be haunted by the ghost of Theodosia Burr Alston. Thoedosia was the daughter of Aaron Burr and the wife of South Carolina governor Joseph Alston. Mysteriously, the ship she was on disappeared in 1812. She had been sailing from Charleston to New York, and it is believed the ship may have been attacked by pirates. So the story goes, Theodosia escaped and ended up on an island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where she was taken in by a family. One night, she went running out of the house carrying a portrait of herself. The portrait was washed up on the shore, but Theodosia was never found.

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2 Keelson Row
Bald Head Island, North Carolina
United States

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33.877099616401836, -77.99875058465574
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Bald Head Island, NC (1.1 mi.)
Caswell Beach, NC (3.3 mi.)
Southport, NC (3.3 mi.)
Yaupon Beach, NC (5.0 mi.)
Long Beach, NC (7.2 mi.)
Saint James, NC (7.7 mi.)
Oak Island, NC (9.7 mi.)
Kure Beach, NC (9.8 mi.)
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (11.3 mi.)
Carolina Beach, NC (12.5 mi.)

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  1. Theodosia was not sailing from Charleston she sailed from Georgetown S.C. This has been listed iwrong in a lot of places. Please note. Thank you,

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