THE POUNDING BREAKERS RELENTLESSLY BEAT AGAINST WEARY SHIPS AS
SEA-FARING SOULS SEARCH IN VAIN FOR SALVATION FROM THE ANGRY
The waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks entomb thousands
of vessels and countless mariners who lost a desperate struggle
against the forces of war, piracy and nature. The Graveyard of
the Atlantic, with one of the highest densities of shipwrecks in
the world, holds some of America's most important maritime
More than just a collection of artifacts, the Graveyard of the
Atlantic Museum is a premier cultural attraction for the
Atlantic Seaboard and one of the finest, most innovative
maritime facilities in the nation. All along the Outer Banks lie
shipwrecks associated with this rich heritage, such as ...
The Ghost ship of Diamond Shoals
January 31, 1921, 6:30 a.m. -
Surfman C.P. Brady of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station
scans the horizon in the first light of day with his spyglass.
As daylight increases he is shocked to spot a five-mast schooner
with all sails set riding a sandbar on Diamond Shoals. The sea
was rough and the tide was strong. He put out a call for help...
To try your hand at solving one of history's greatest maritime
mysteries, click in the spyglass view at left.
The association of the flag with the
USS Monticello makes it of
primary importance to the history of Hatteras and North Carolina.
The flag is 8 feet at the hoist and 12 feet on the fly and is in very
It is estimated that it could cost in excess
of $60,000 to preserve this one-of-a- kind Civil War
Artifact. We ask you to help the Museum to save
this remarkable piece of history.
Please donate now by
clicking on the Donate Tab or contact the Friends of the Graveyard
of the Atlantic Museum at (252) 986-2995 to make a donation towards the
preservation of the Monticello flag. We thank you for your consideration
and kind support!
Graveyard of the
Post Office Box 284 Hatteras, NC 27943-0191
Phone (252) 986-2995 /
Fax (252) 986-1212
Museum Hours: April -
October Monday - Saturday 10 - 4
November - March Monday -
Friday 10 - 4
Free Admission to the Public