Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Almost 2,000 sailing vessels have wrecked off the coast of the Outer Banks. Still today, ship timbers are occasionally uncovered on the beach, especially after a storm or hurricane. This photo (from the Charlie Jones/Mary Ruth Dickson Collection) was taken sometime in the mid-1950s.

Can any of our readers identify this ship, and tell us in what year it wrecked? If you can, please explain how you know. 

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about islanders who worked on the water, and lost their lives at sea. You can read the Newsletter here:


  1. Anonymous9:19 AM

    And who are those two tomatoes on the beach?

    1. Sorry...I don't know, but if Mary Ruth is reading this, maybe she can tell us.

  2. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Carol A. Deering

    Only one I can think of from this time frame.