James Charlet wants to bring the story of the United States Life-Saving Service to a wider audience. He just released his first book, “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.”
A unique tale of a hardscrabble existence in a logging town carved from forested North Carolina swampland more than a century ago.
Archaeologists are getting closer to figuring out where members of the Lost Colony went, according to Nicholas Luccketti, the principal investigator and archaeologist with the James River Institute for Archaeology.
Learning maritime history, including the history of the Outer Banks, is essential to the growth of our youth, our future. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum does its part through its Shoal Survivor’s Club designed for elementary school children. It provides an opportunity for students to e…
In 1718, Blackbeard the pirate met his final fate at Ocracoke Island.
Kevin Duffus received an instructive lesson the first time he tried to crack one of Blackbeard the Pirate's secrets.
No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that have sunk in the waters off North Carolina’s coast, and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s maritime history and culture with an emphasis on shipwrecks.
The Roanoke Island Historical Association on Saturday, Sept. 29, will present The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival.
Island Bookstore, located in the Scarborough Faire Shops, 1177 Road in Duck, will host a book-signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, for Outer Banks historian and author Kevin Duffus for his new book “Into the Burning Seas: The 1910 Mirlo Rescue.”
When news of one of history’s most notorious pirate gatherings reached Virginia in late 1718, it couldn’t have sparked more fear.
Although the Outer Banks is now well known as a vacation destination, that wasn’t always the case. For a long time these islands were considered just an isolated stretch of sand on the easternmost edge of North Carolina. That began to change once the Wright Memorial Bridge was constructed in…
The Ephraim Williams was a 491-ton barkentine with a cargo of lumber leaving Savannah, Ga., and bound for her homeport of Providence, R.I., in mid-December of 1884.
Rodanthe’s Old Christmas in January is a unique Outer Banks holiday tradition that has lasted for at least 100 years.
Nearly everyone who has even the slightest bit of history on the Outer Banks has heard about the Nags Head Casino. But few know about the blue collar beginnings of the building that housed the coastal dance hall.
Blackbeard is perhaps the most well known pirate in history. Made famous by early accounts of his exploits in the Caribbean and along the shores of colonial North America during the 18th century Golden Age of Piracy — not to mention the legions of books and films his life continues to inspir…
Rasmus Midgett’s Extraordinary Single-Handed Rescue of the Priscilla
In the early 1970s developers threatened the future of Jockey’s Ridge — until one woman came up with a plan.
Virginia Dare’s 350th birthday celebration on August 18, 1937, was a historic milestone that not only captured President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attention but also set the stage for the country’s most long-lasting outdoor drama.
For nearly three decades a showboat that’s still best known as the James Adams Floating Theatre traveled throughout our region’s waterways bring entertainment to the masses.