Ghost Fleet of the Atlantic

Ghost Fleet of the Atlantic

          As discussed previously, The Bodie Island Lighthouse is pronouced ( Body ). It is there that I found this map of the "Ghost Fleet of the Outer Banks." Although shipwrecks are plotted all along the Outer Banks in, quite a few seem to be plotted along the waters of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It seems that many of the earlier ship wrecks occured near the waters of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, giving it the Name "Bodie ( Body ) Island Lighthouse.

          Ill-fated ships lie forever anchored in the coastal sea floor. For this map NATIONAL GEOGRAGPHIC staff member Dorothy A. Nicholson plotted more than 500 wrecks. From the British Tiger, sunk in 1585 in Ocracoke Inlet, to the fishing Trawler Oriental, lost in 1969 off Bodie Island Lighthouse. Many vessels went aground in fog or storm Wars took a further toll. Federal and Confererate gunboats battled to the finish, World War I U-boats sung many vessels, including the Diamond Shoals lightship, and Nazi submarines in World War II torpedoed freighters and tankers.

          I have tried to give you the best view of this map as I could, however one practically needs a magnifing glass to view it in person. Please click on the image for a larger view of the "Ghost Fleet of the Atlantic" by Dorothy A. Nicholson.

Map of the Outer Banks by Ann Sader

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