U-Boats Off the Outer Banks

Jim Bunch – Master Story Teller, and his book “U-Boats Off the Outer Banks” Author Jim Bunch is sitting in his living room surrounded by the artifacts of his life. Since the 1950’s, he’s been diving the waters off the Outer Banks, and over that time time he’s come across …

Old Christmas on the Outer Banks

Even though the Tri-Villages of Hatteras Island, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo are the first towns on the road to Hatteras, in many ways they have been the most isolated over the years. They have certainly experienced change and modernization, but there is one tradition that the villages have carried over …

Outer Banks Graveyards

With modern vacation homes lining the shoreline and the beauty of near perfect vacation getaway, the Outer Banks almost seems to be a place that came into existence 30 or perhaps 40 years ago. Sure, the Wright Brothers came to what was then Kitty Hawk—now Kill Devil Hills—to fly kites …

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

When the Bodie Island Lighthouse was completed in 1871 there was only one stretch of the eastern US coastline that remained dark—a condition the US Lighthouse Board noted in its 1871 report. “With the completion of the light house at Body’s Island (Bodie Island) there will remain only one important …

Outer Banks Shipwrecks in 1877 & 1878

The winter of 1877-1878 was one of the most tragic there ever was on the Outer Banks. Two ships ran aground in heavy seas—the USS Huron and the steamer Metropolis. The loss of life shocked the nation. Perhaps most tragically, the tragedies could have possibly been prevented. The Huron was …