PILGRIM was a sailing yacht used in North Carolina for the menhaden fishery. Built in Delaware in 1893, PILGRIM was built to race in the America’s Cup annual yacht race. Following the competition, PILGRIM was converted to a steam vessel and moved to Beaufort in 1913. Modified with an open fish hold, the vessel was owned by local fisheries through 1933 and served a brief stint with the U.S. Navy during World War I. Abandoned in 1935, PILGRIM was filled with cement and used as a breakwater off Harkers Island.