Albemarle Sound near Edenton, North Carolina
Coastal inlet, NE N. Carolina. Protected
from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks, it is about 50 mi (80 km)
long and 5-14 mi (8-23 km) wide. It is connected with Chesapeake Bay by
the Dismal Swamp and the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal. Elizabeth City
is its chief port. Explored by Ralph Lane in 1585, it was later named
for George Monck, Duke of Albemarle.
Photo by Kelly