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THE POUNDING BREAKERS RELENTLESSLY BEAT AGAINST WEARY SHIPS AS SEA-FARING SOULS SEARCH IN VAIN FOR SALVATION FROM THE ANGRY SEA...
The waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks entomb thousands of vessels and countless mariners who lost a desperate struggle against the forces of war, piracy and nature. The Graveyard of the Atlantic, with one of the highest densities of shipwrecks in the world, holds some of America's most important maritime history.
 
More than just a collection of artifacts, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a premier cultural attraction for the Atlantic Seaboard and one of the finest, most innovative maritime facilities in the nation. All along the Outer Banks lie shipwrecks associated with this rich heritage, such as ...
 

The Ghost ship of Diamond Shoals
January 31, 1921, 6:30 a.m. -

Surfman C.P. Brady of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station scans the horizon in the first light of day with his spyglass. As daylight increases he is shocked to spot a five-mast schooner with all sails set riding a sandbar on Diamond Shoals. The sea was rough and the tide was strong. He put out a call for help...

To try your hand at solving one of history's greatest maritime mysteries, click in the spyglass view at left.

 

 


The association of the flag with the USS Monticello makes it of primary importance to the history of Hatteras and North Carolina.

The flag is 8 feet at the hoist and 12 feet on the fly and is in very fragile condition.

It is estimated that it could cost in excess of $60,000 to preserve this one-of-a- kind Civil War Artifact.  We ask you to help the Museum to save this remarkable piece of history.

Please donate now by clicking on the Donate Tab or contact the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at (252) 986-2995 to make a donation towards the preservation of the Monticello flag. We thank you for your consideration and kind support!






USS Monticello

Graveyard of the Atlantic
Post Office Box 284 Hatteras, NC  27943-0191 Phone (252) 986-2995  / Fax (252) 986-1212
Museum Hours:  April - October  Monday - Saturday 10 - 4  November - March  Monday - Friday 10 - 4
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