Outer Banks Shipwrecks- author signing!

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."

Mary Ellen Riddle has been writing on and about the Outer Banks for most of her life. Currently on staff at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, she has just released Outer Banks Shipwrecks.

Event date: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
1240 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
Outer Banks Shipwrecks: Graveyard of the Atlantic Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467124102
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 3rd, 2017