German U-Boat activity off the coast of North Carolina during WWII is well documented. Fewer people are aware of U-Boat presence in Carolina waters in 1918. Now is your chance to learn about this fascinating story.
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has scheduled a presentation for January 12 as part of its citizen science program series. Know Your Park:World War I: U-Boats off the North Carolina Coast will feature Mr. Michael Lowrey, World War I historian and main contributor to the web site uboat.net, at the Ocracoke Community Center on Mon. Jan .
12 at 7 pm. (The program will be repeated at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Tues. Jan. 13 at 7 pm.)
Both programs are free and will last approximately 1 hour. World War I touched the shores of Cape Hatteras, nearly 100 years ago, in 1918.
Mr. Lowrey’s presentation will focus on archaeological and historical data of German U-Boat activity which threatened the
North Carolina coast during World War I and will bring to life this little known, but all important, story of America’s maritime
The Know Your Park citizen science program series is designed to further connect the Outer Banks communities and residents with the rich natural world and cultural heritage of their neighboring national park sites; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright
Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is the seldom told story of the 1837
murder of Willis Williams by Jacob Gaskill. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112114.htm.