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Did You Know?

A springboard into Outer Banks maritime history

Click on any question to learn more about the Outer Banks’ fascinating maritime history

[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that Hatteras Island was the site of the first Union-won battle of the Civil War?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fcivil-war%2F”]
[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that Hatteras Island was home to hotel De Afrique, North Carolina’s first safe haven for African Americans during the Civil War?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fhoteldeafrique%2F”]
[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that there are more than 2,000 shipwrecks off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fgraveyard%2F”]
[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that pirates sailed Outer Banks’ waters?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fpirates%2F”]
[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that 86 Allied vessels and four U-boats were lost off the Outer Banks during World War II?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fbattle-of-the-atlantic%2F”]
[vc_btn title=”DID YOU KNOW that the Outer Banks is made up of barrier islands that move?” color=”danger” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgraveyardoftheatlantic.com%2Fbarrier-island%2F”]