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 ...
31, 1921, 6:30 a.m. -
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...
try your hand at solving one of history's greatest maritime mysteries, click
in the spyglass view at left.