02/17/11

Well-preserved ship remnants found on Hatteras Island

The remnants of a previously unknown shipwreck were uncovered last week on an isolated soundside beach of Hatteras Island. According to an article from The Virginia Pilot, the vessel’s age and origin will have to wait for historians and scientists to be analyzed. To read more about this exciting discovery click here.

For more information on Outer Banks shipwrecks, ghost stories, Cape Hatteras light keepers, and innovators of this stretch of North Carolina coastline visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras where you will find maritime history and folklore. With hundreds of shipwrecks off of Buxton’s treacherous Diamond Shoals, the museum explores these dangerous waters, and recounts the tales of the heroes who thrived along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Shipwrecks…UNCOVERED

It’s that time of year again! Days on end of a strong “blow”, as native islanders would call it, tends to expose treasures that have remained hidden from the salty elements for many years. Whether you are in search of miles of phenomenal shelling, a scattering of sea glass, or treasures washed ashore from shipwrecks […]

Picture of the Week

This beautiful sunrise is illuminating the shipwreck Pocahontas located in the southern end of Salvo. Photo submitted on Facebook by Scott Kendrick.

Visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

One of the must do things on Hatteras Island is a trip to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum which holds some of America’s most important maritime history. The museum preserves Outer Banks maritime history and shipwrecks from the earliest periods of exploration and colonization to the present day. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum […]

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