Topsail's name origins is a legend on the island. According to the tale, pirates would hide in the channel between the island and mainland waiting for merchant ships loaded with goods to pass. Then the pirates would attack! Over time, the merchants spread word of the hiding place and began looking for the topsail, which was the only part of the pirate ship that could be seen in advance. There is also a legend that Blackbeard hid his treasure on Topsail Island!
The solitary nature of our beautiful poster is reminiscent of Topsail's quiet history when it was only accessible by boat - attracting daily visitors to picnic on the beautiful beaches.