Friday, June 12, 2009

The Graveyard of the Atlantic

The area offshore of NC's Outer Banks has been called the graveyard of the Atlantic because of the difficulty of navigation. This aided the patriots during the Revolution who knew the lay of the land under the waters and could ship in supplies from allies. Several battles at sea with the British occurred off these shores.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum has found the Enigma coding device from the German boat U-85. As the museum grows it will have exhibits concerning the Revolutionary War. Aha, a connection for Dare county already welcoming visitors.

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