THE OUTER BANKS
| Over 2,000 ships have been lost along the treacherous
coastline of the Outer Banks, giving it the nickname "Graveyard of the
Atlantic." Here are a few of the wrecks that may be visible at low tide or are on
- Schooner Francis E. Waters is on display at the Nags Head Town Hall. She sank in
- Schooner Laura A. Barnes, sank June 1921, is on display at Coquina Beach in the
Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
- Trawler Lois Joyce, which sank December 1981, is visible in the surf at Oregon
- The Federal Transport Oriental sank May 1862. Her boiler stack is visible from
the second beach access after the Oregon Inlet Bridge.
- An unknown barge is visible at low tide directly across from Pea Island U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Station, just north of Rodanthe.
- Schooner G.A. Kohler sank August 1933 and is visible on the beach at Ramp 27,
just north of Avon.
- Schooner Altoona, which sank in 1878, is visible north of pond at Cape Point,
For many years, "treasures" have been discovered
along our shores... washed-up remnants from these and other ships that have perished in
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