Outer Banks Shipwrecks

The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war.

Author: Mary Ellen Riddle

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439659885

Category: Nature

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Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the Bounty, more than 2,000 shipwrecks have occurred in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone. The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war. This history informs readers about commerce, technology, war, environment, maritime life, and the complexity of the human element.
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Shipwrecks and Lost Treasures Outer Banks

From the Huron, a wreck that caused 103 sailors to lose their lives, to the Pulaski, a maritime mishap where two star-crossed lovers almost lost each other forever, author Bob Brooke spins these tales with heart-pounding drama .

Author: Bob Brooke

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 076274507X

Category: History

Page: 210

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Presents historical accounts and lore about twenty-five real-life maritime disasters along North Carolina's treacherous Outer Banks, including the ongoing search for the lost treasure ship of the pirate Blackbeard and the loss of the steam packet Pulaski in 1838 and the Virginia in 1900. Original.
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Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks is a stunning map illustrating more than 1,550 shipwrecks of the Atlantic Coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Fear, North Carolina.

Author: National Geographic Maps

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ISBN: 159775501X

Category: Reference

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Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks is a stunning map illustrating the known shipwrecks of the Atlantic Coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Fear, North Carolina. The shipwrecks are clearly marked atop beautiful bathymetric and coastal detail. Each wreck site is symbolized to define the class, type and name of vessel accompanied by the date of sinking. Icons also indicate whether a ship was lost due to conflict or natural causes. Locations of lifesaving stations and lighthouses, along with navigational beacons are also marked. Bathymetric and coastal features are clearly labeled. Captions and drawings are used to highlight unique historical events. Whether a naval buff, educator, amateur historian, mariner or someone simply enamored with the captivating power of the sea, Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks would make a great gift or a perfect addition to your map collection. Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks is available in four different versions: rolled; rolled in a clear plastic presentation tube; laminated; or folded in a polysleeve bag. Each map is printed in the United States on high-quality paper and is printed with environmentally-friendly low VOC inks. Net proceeds from the sale of this map go to support the nonprofit mission of the National Geographic Society.
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Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Shipwreck Map. Sealake Products LLC the Outer Banks, I have often witnessed visitors seeing this map for the first time.

Author: James D. Charlet

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493035892

Category: History

Page: 264

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More than 6,000 ships have met their doom in the waters along the North Carolina coast, weaving a rich history of tragedy, drama and heroics along these picturesque beaches. Men have lost their lives and fortunes, and heroes have been made where the combination of mixing currents, treacherous coastline and shifting underwater sandbars spells disaster for even the most seasoned sailor. These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.
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Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.

Author: James D. Charlet

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ISBN: 1493035886

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More than 6,000 ships have met their doom in the waters along the North Carolina coast, weaving a rich history of tragedy, drama and heroics along these picturesque beaches. Men have lost their lives and fortunes, and heroes have been made where the combination of mixing currents, treacherous coastline and shifting underwater sandbars spells disaster for even the most seasoned sailor. These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.
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Outer Banks Shipwrecks Disasters and Rescues

From the Spanish Galleons laden with gold to the sinking of the Monitor to the German U-boat action off the east coast, this book is packed with fascinating stories.

Author: Norma Elizabeth

Publisher:

ISBN: 096765372X

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The Graveyard of the Atlantic off the coast of North Carolina is riddled with some 1,000 shipwrecks. Of the available records, there are at least 10 full accounts of these incidents. From the Spanish Galleons laden with gold to the sinking of the Monitor to the German U-boat action off the east coast, this book is packed with fascinating stories.
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Graveyard of the Atlantic

This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the ...

Author: David Stick

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807867099

Category: History

Page: 288

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This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.

Author: James Charlet

Publisher:

ISBN: 1493035908

Category: History

Page: 264

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More than 6,000 ships have met their doom in the waters along the North Carolina coast, weaving a rich history of tragedy, drama and heroics along these picturesque beaches. Men have lost their lives and fortunes, and heroes have been made where the combination of mixing currents, treacherous coastline and shifting underwater sandbars spells disaster for even the most seasoned sailor. These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.
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An Outer Banks Reader

Here is a selection of true stories of Outer Banks shipwrecks, of efforts to prevent them, and of valiant attempts to rescue those unfortunate enough to ...

Author: David Stick

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469621548

Category: History

Page: 336

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For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers. More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed. The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.
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Cultural Factors of Shipwreck Site Formation An Examination of Ferrous Shipwrecks on the Outer Banks

Qualitative methods involved the comparison of ships and shipwrecks through historical records and the formation of interpretations of the transformation processes. Quantitative methods involved the collection of corrosion variables.

Author: Daniel Bera

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ISBN: OCLC:936177971

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This thesis proposes a course of research to examine the influence human decision-making processes (cultural factors) have on our understanding of site formation processes and the management of ferrous shipwrecks. Two shipwrecks found off the coast of North Carolina, the late-19th century iron sloop-of-war USS Huron and the early-20th century steel oil tanker Paraguay will serve as case studies for comparative purposes. This study utilized primary and secondary historical documents to inventory the cultural factors involved in the construction, use life, and deposition of each vessel. Subsequently, inspection of these shipwrecks collected information regarding their current state of preservation via qualitative and quantitative analysis of non-cultural site formation processes. Qualitative methods involved the comparison of ships and shipwrecks through historical records and the formation of interpretations of the transformation processes. Quantitative methods involved the collection of corrosion variables. By interpreting present-day site status through the lens of site formation theory, the role of human decision-making processes (pre- and post-wrecking) as both playing a role in the state of preservation of USS Huron and Paraguay and also influencing future site management is assessed.
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The Nature of the Outer Banks

244-57 ) lists 393 ships known to have wrecked along the Outer Banks between 1526 and 1940 ( see table 2 ) . The many lives lost in shipwrecks along the ...

Author: Dirk Frankenberg

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807845426

Category: Nature

Page: 157

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North Carolina's Outer Banks, like barrier islands worldwide, are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the win
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Outer Banks Scenic Byway

of the Outer Banks is rich in shipwreck and pirate stories. Three ships of a 1750 Spanish fleet met their fate in a hurricane, which washed them ashore on ...

Author: Douglas Stover

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439655962

Category: Travel

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The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway stretches the length of North Carolina’s 200-mile barrier islands. The unique maritime culture shared by the 21 coastal villages led to the road’s designation as a National Scenic Byway in 2009. The route is entered from the north at Whalebone Junction in Nags Head, North Carolina, and from the south at the North River Bridge on US 70 East, just past Beaufort, North Carolina. Encompassing 142.5 driving miles, six and a half hours of travel time, and two ferries, the byway traverses Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, and Down East in Dare County and Hyde and Carteret Counties. This book explores the region’s rich maritime history, culture, and traditions, such as boatbuilding, decoy carving, fishing, lighthouse-keeping, and living with the powerful forces of water and wind. Travelers can experience local seafood, ascend three lighthouses, and discover outdoor trails and endless miles of marsh and beaches offering bird-watching and solitude.
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U Boats off the Outer Banks

Shipwrecks: Diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 1985. Gannon, Michael. Black May. New York: Dell Publishing, 1998.

Author: Jim Bunch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439661734

Category: Photography

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From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. German U-boats sank ships in some of the most harrowing sea fighting close to America's shore. Germany's Operation Drumbeat, led by Admiral Karl Donitz, brought fear to the local communities. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras. The U-85 was the first U-boat sunk by American surface forces, and local divers later discovered a rare Enigma machine aboard. Author Jim Bunch traces the destructive history of world war on the shores of the Outer Banks.
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Historic Resource Study of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

... surrounding the Outer Banks caused their share of shipwrecks or near shipwrecks. David Stick has compiled an extensive list of shipwrecks which occurred ...

Author: Louis Torres

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024862235

Category: Cape Hatteras National Seashore (N.C.)

Page: 240

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Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure

An undisclosed number of these ships were lost. were Unidentified, ships (more than 25) Location: Outer Banks History: More than 25 unidentified ships were ...

Author: Victoria Sandz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429028

Category: Transportation

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From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging. For example, entries are included for different types of artifacts, notable treasure hunters, the various salvaging equipment, and techniques in mapping and excavating. Part II covers the shipwrecks themselves, dividing them into 13 geographical categories. Beginning with the northernmost category (Canada) and ending with the southernmost (South America), every known shipwreck--both identified and unidentified--receives an entry in alphabetical order under its appropriate geographical category. Entries are by name, such as Andrea Gail, Titanic, and Queen Ann's Revenge. Unidentified is used when a shipwreck's name remains unknown. Entries give the nationality (e.g., Spanish, British, American), type (schooner, frigate, brig are three), function (examples: slave transportation, piracy, fishing), location and history of the shipwreck.
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Shipwrecks Disasters and Rescues of the Graveyard of the Atlantic and Cape Fear

(Bottom) The Dixie Arrow (see story, page 18), photo courtesy of the Outer Banks History Center. On the Back Cover: (Top) The wreck of the Laura Anne Barnes ...

Author: Norma Elizabeth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561648979

Category: History

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Over the centuries, seamen have feared the waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks. This book chronicles the most famous shipwrecks and rescues in the "Graveyard of the Atlantic."
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Shipwrecks Sea Raiders and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast 1632 2004

The Outer Banks of North Carolina , toward which most were being driven , like much of the Delmarva coast to the north , is a narrow strip of low , sandy ...

Author: Donald G. Shomette

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801886708

Category: History

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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.
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North Carolina s Outer Banks

Some shipwrecks have become popular with scuba divers and are among the most frequently selected sites. The freighter Metropolis, also called the “Horsehead ...

Author: Karen Bachman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762756070

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Seasoned by Salt

Storms and Shipwrecks Residents of the Outer Banks are close acquaintances with all manner of storms , including hurricanes , nor'easters , and cyclones ...

Author: Rodney Barfield

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080784537X

Category: Photography

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina have had a lively and sometimes lurid history going back four centuries. These barrier islands, frequently battered by storms and hurricanes, were the site of the first English colony in North America and figured prominen
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