Graveyard of the atlantic is a nickname for the treacherous waters and area of numerous shipwrecks off the outer banks of north carolina which are due to the coasts shifting sands and inlets to a lesser degree this nickname has also been applied to sable island off of nova scotia as well as the waters off cape cod massachusetts. Anyone whos lived along the east coast of the usand is over the age of 30 must have heard about the hundreds of ship wrecks that have happened off the north carolina coast the area is truly a graveyard david sticks research is as interesting as his book the shape of the mainland currents shoals shifting sands and terrible storms have caused the deaths of so many ships since the beginning of recorded us history the us coast guard was formed from the local men who risked their . Graveyard of the atlantic shipwrecks of the north carolina coast english edition ebook stick david amazonde kindle shop. This book describes the particularly dangerous coast of north carolina where the warm gulf stream meets the cold artic currents resulting in very dangerous sand bars and storms this has resulted in hundreds of wrecks along this particular part of north america the author describes some of the most climatic sinkings such as the uss huron the ss metropolis the steam packet pulaski he also chronicles the birth and growth of the us life saving service and some of the most exciting rescues
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