Graveyard of the Atlantic

Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast

By David Stick

288 pp., 6 x 9, b/w throughout, 31 drawings, 2 maps, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4261-4
    Published: August 1989
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-6709-9
    Published: November 2000
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-6700-1
    Published: November 2000

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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.

About the Author

David Stick is author of The Outer Banks of North Carolina and Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America.
For more information about David Stick, visit the Author Page.


“Both an enjoyable book and an informative one.”—

"A thrilling record of storm and stress, of cruel seas and shifting sands, of broken ships, tragedy and gallantry is set down in this book. . . . David Stick, who lives on the Outer Banks, captures the spirit of this treacherous coast. He has done a major research job."—New York Times Book Review

"An engrossing account of shipwrecks off the Outer Banks of North Carolina, between 1526 and the last years of the Second World War."—New Yorker

"If you like shipwrecks (to read about, that is) you'll revel in Graveyard of the Atlantic, for here more than 600 wrecked vessels are mentioned in this absorbing anthology of deep water tragedies."—Chicago Tribune