Greetings to all who visit this site. I've constructed this site to track the history of ships lost off the coast of North Carolina. Why? The topic just interests me.
If you have any information that would help in the construction of this website, please contact me.
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The website will continue to grow and develop over the next few months. Will it ever be finished? As I explore more of this history, I'll continue to expand on the project, so in some ways it will never be finished.
If you have a business related to the OuterBanks and would like to advertise on this website, please contact me for sponsorship fees.
If you are a member of a historical society related to the OuterBanks, I would be happy to add a link to your website at no cost. Contact me and we'll make arrangements to add you to our links.
This web site will be looking at ships that have sunk off the Outer Banks dating back to the 1500's. How did I come up with this idea? After spending numerous vacations in various locations on the Outer Banks, I've grown to really enjoy my time down there. A couple of years ago I saw a map, Ghost Fleet of the Outer Banks, in a store. While others shopped I reviewed the map and was amazed to see how many ships were lost off the Outer Banks Coast. I walked out of the store and later regretted not purchasing the map. While down there in the summer of 2005, I found the map in the same store and decided I would purchase the map. And the rest is history...
Please note this site is starting off with the history of ships sunk in 1942. As the site grows more years and ships will be added. If you look at the various other webpages, you'll see that the listing of ships are on the bottom, but no further information is there. This will be changing in the months ahead.
Thanks to the following people and websites for their wealth of information in putting together this site:
All underwater photos © Paul M. Hudy at www.nc-wreckdiving.com