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.