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Shipwrecks Of The Outer Banks

Author : James D. Charlet
ISBN : 9781493035892
Genre : History
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More than 6,000 ships have met their doom in the waters along the North Carolina coast, weaving a rich history of tragedy, drama and heroics along these picturesque beaches. Men have lost their lives and fortunes, and heroes have been made where the combination of mixing currents, treacherous coastline and shifting underwater sandbars spells disaster for even the most seasoned sailor. These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.
Category: History

Shipwrecks And Lost Treasures Outer Banks

Author : Bob Brooke
ISBN : 076274507X
Genre : History
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Presents historical accounts and lore about twenty-five real-life maritime disasters along North Carolina's treacherous Outer Banks, including the ongoing search for the lost treasure ship of the pirate Blackbeard and the loss of the steam packet Pulaski in 1838 and the Virginia in 1900. Original.
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Outer Banks Shipwrecks

Author : Mary Ellen Riddle
ISBN : 9781439659885
Genre : Nature
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Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the Bounty, more than 2,000 shipwrecks have occurred in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone. The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war. This history informs readers about commerce, technology, war, environment, maritime life, and the complexity of the human element.
Category: Nature

Graveyard Of The Atlantic

Author : David Stick
ISBN : 9780807867099
Genre : History
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This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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The Nature Of The Outer Banks

Author : Dirk Frankenberg
ISBN : 0807845426
Genre : Nature
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North Carolina's Outer Banks, like barrier islands worldwide, are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the win
Category: Nature

Seasoned By Salt

Author : Rodney Barfield
ISBN : 080784537X
Genre : Photography
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina have had a lively and sometimes lurid history going back four centuries. These barrier islands, frequently battered by storms and hurricanes, were the site of the first English colony in North America and figured prominen
Category: Photography

An Outer Banks Reader

Author : David Stick
ISBN : 9781469621548
Genre : History
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For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers. More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed. The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.
Category: History

Insiders Guide To North Carolina S Outer Banks

Author : Karen Bachman
ISBN : 9781493016501
Genre : Travel
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Written by a local and true insider, Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Backs is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Each guide is packed with useful tips on places to stay, restaurants, events, attractions, fun things to do with the kids, nightlife, recreation, shopping, local history, and much more--as well as information on real estate, education, health care, and more.
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The Waterman S Song

Author : David S. Cecelski
ISBN : 0807849723
Genre : History
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Cecelski, "chronicles the world of slave and free black fishermen, pilots, sailors, ferrymen, and other laborers who, from the colonial era through Reconstruction, plied the vast inland waters of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to the upper reaches of tidewater rivers."
Category: History

Seeing God In America

Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9780718036614
Genre : Religion
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Where is your favorite place in America? Whether hiking a rocky trail up Mt. McKinley, feeling the misty spray of Niagra Falls, scanning the colorful bluebonnet fields in Texas, or smelling the sweet summer roses of Savannah, America is full of beautiful and exciting places to see and experience. Spanning our country’s fifty states, here are 100 favorite places to visit and see up close the miraculous work of God as well as man-made masterpieces. Beautiful photography of each location is accompanied by a short devotion and prayer, nurturing gratitude and peace so often lost in the busyness of life. Perhaps some places will be familiar, bringing renewed excitement from that first visit. But, no doubt, there are new and exciting places not yet seen or even heard of, prompting next year’s vacation destination with new explorations. If you love to travel or dream of traveling, this devotional will take you to places grand or quaint, serene or adventurous. In every corner of America, you can find the handiwork of our amazing and creative God.
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Fishing North Carolina S Outer Banks

Author : Stan Ulanski
ISBN : 0807869260
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this hands-on, how-to guide to fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks, expert fisherman Stan Ulanski combines his enthusiasm, his experience, and his scientific expertise to show anglers how to catch more fish. Focusing on the essential but often misunderstood links between recreational fishing and the biology, geography, and natural history of the region, Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks fosters an understanding of the aquatic environment of one of the nation's prime fishing destinations. Ulanski reveals the best approaches to the six main Outer Banks angling scenarios: surf, pier, sound, offshore, inshore, and reef, ledge, and shipwreck fishing. The book features illustrated fish profiles--each loaded with essential information, including identification, food value, and habitat pointers--and species-specific fishing tips for thirty-five of the Outer Banks' most common game fish. And, once you've made your catch, Ulanski provides important storing, cleaning, and cooking advice--including six of his favorite fresh fish recipes. This is a trusty tackle box tool for planning fishing trips to the Outer Banks and for understanding the underwater setting of the fish you're out to catch. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press
Category: Sports & Recreation

Outer Banks Impressions

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ISBN : 1560373520
Genre : Photography
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Rich with history, culture, and natural beauty, North Carolina's Outer Banks are one of the most treasured and beloved areas in the nation. The Banks? allure is palpable, yet difficult to describe in words; it draws visitors back time and time again. The Blackleys have succeeded in capturing the Outer Banks? mystique in this compilation of fine photographs.
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Holly From Hatteras

Author : Suzanne Tate
ISBN : 1878405225
Genre : Lifesaving
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A young girl shares her joy for the Hatteras lighthouse and the important role it plays in saving lives.
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On The Edge

Author : Thomas R. Dunlap
ISBN : 9780199974382
Genre : Science
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With our access to Google Maps, Global Positioning Systems, and Atlases that cover all regions and terrains and tell us precisely how to get from one place to another, we tend to forget there was ever a time when the world was unknown and uncharted--a mystery waiting to be solved. In On the Edge, Roger McCoy tells the captivating--and often harrowing--story of the 400 year effort to map North America's Coasts. Much of the book is based on the narratives of mariners who sought a passage through the continent to Asia and produced maps as a byproduct of their journeys. These courageous explorers had to rely on the most rudimentary mapping tools and to contend with unimaginably harsh conditions: ship-crushing ice floes; the threat of frostbite, scurvy, and starvation; gold fever and mutiny; ice that could lock them in for months on end; and, inevitably, the failure to find the elusive Northwest passage. Telling the story from the explorers' perspective, McCoy allows readers to see how maps of their voyages were made and why they were so full of errors, as well as how they gradually acquired greater accuracy, especially after the longitude problem was solved. On the Edge tracks the dramatic voyages of John Cabot, John Davis, Captain Cook, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher, John Franklin (who nearly starved to death and become known in England as "the man who ate his boots"), and others, concluding with Robert Peary, Otto Sverdrup, and Vihjalmur Steffanson in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon diaries, journals, and other primary sources--and including a set of maps charting the progress of exploration over time--On the Edge shows exactly how we came to know the shape of our continent.
Category: Science