Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Visible Shipwrecks

On October 22, 1878, the schooner Altoona wrecked at Cape Hatteras.All seven crew members were rescued along with some of her cargo. In 1962 or 1963 the hull of the Altoona was uncovered and became a tourist attraction.

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce web site, http://www.outerbankschamber.com/main/directions-to-visible-shipwrecks-obx/, provides directions to locate the remains of the Altoona plus six other visible wrecks on the Outer Banks, including one on Ocracoke.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke and the War of 1812. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102112.htm.


  1. johnB6:17 PM

    Are there any details (name? Picture?) of the ship that was hit by lightning in the harbor then was towed to the sound just outside the harbor entrance as it was on fire? Parts of it are still above water.


  2. johnB, I don't know the answers to your questions. I keep forgetting to ask my neighbors when I see them. If and when I know details I will post them here.