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.
About the Author
James D. Charlet leads tours, educational programs, and speaking engagements and contributes to local and national media with articles on Outer Banks and nautical history. James taught North Carolina history for 24 years and worked with the Wright Brothers National Memorial. He has been involved with the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum for the past 21 years and was the Site Manager of the Historic Site for 10 years.