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Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published August 11th 1989 by University of North Carolina Press (first published June 14th 1952)
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Emily
Jan 10, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
Some of the stories were quite interesting but some of it just sounded like a list of names and numbers.
Stacie
Sep 21, 2016 Stacie rated it it was amazing
A thorough account of the major shipwrecks that haunt the Outer Banks. I often felt I was there in the storms myself and was holding my breath to find out which ships had survivors and which did not.

What I really love is the formating of the book. It provides both long and short stories, making it a great book to keep by the bedside depending on how tired you are
Megan
Aug 30, 2016 Megan rated it really liked it
Amazing stories, all--you wouldn't think a shipwreck story could be thrilling when told back to back with roughly 100 other shipwreck stories, but you'd be wrong. Very well written, especially considering this is the sort of low print volume special interest/local history kind of book that you pick up in a museum gift shop while on vacation in the Outer Banks (which is exactly where I did get it).
Joe
Dec 04, 2010 Joe rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, which is a history of shipwrecks off the NC coast pretty much since they've been recorded. The author does a great job of creating narrative in some places, but just recounts facts in others. There is a nice since of progression though, looking at how lifesaving techniques, sailing trends and other things affected life on the Outer Banks and for those sailing alongside.
Al
Nov 22, 2008 Al rated it it was amazing
Just the kind of book to read on a rainy day looking out over a leaden sea and just loving being at the beach. This boot really catches the flair and the life and death struggle that occurred off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dr. Stick has done an excellent job in putting these stories together... Very good read!
Kayla
Jan 08, 2016 Kayla rated it really liked it
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This book was first written in the fifties and many of its attitudes and story telling techniques are very much of that era. That being said, it is a collection of incredible stories of lifesaving and survival on an amazingly dangerous coast, often in impossible conditions.
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Interesting to those who crawl these beaches and islands.
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perfect reading for memorial day weekend on roanoke island. it was in our cottage.
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