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36110
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An ECU professor didn’t have to travel far to find treasure. Among treasure discovered by Ashley White was a shipwreck, originally found around the Outer Banks in the late 1930s and much later confirmed as Blackbeard’s flagship. Another treasure trove, discovered near Ocala, FL, were coins minted during the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
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36096
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Picking up where earlier researchers had left off with MODERN GREECE were eleven ECU’s maritime studies students. An early casualty of the Union, this blockade runner was found in the early 1960s. This team resumed the work of examining, cataloging, and describing the 11,500 artifacts from the ship sunk off the coast of Fort Fisher. Among those items were tableware, seen in an accompanying photo.
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17731
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People along the coast of North Carolina take notice when the graveyard of the Atlantic dumps one of its shipwrecks on the Outer Banks beaches. Research, including a dissertation done at East Carolina University, are assessing the cultural, historical, and economic values of these beached vessels.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2010, p24-26, f Periodical Website
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34738
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Leonard Day was a Morehead City native who enlisted with the U.S. Navy on April 9, 1917. Assigned to the USS CYCLOPS, Day worked as a 1st class fireman aboard the vessel. In February, 1918, CYCLOPS was travelling from Brazil to Virginia when it vanished off the coast. Several other North Carolinians were onboard with Day. The vessel and crew were declared missing in June, 1918 and are considered “killed in accident.”
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 21 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2005, p9-10, il, por
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4942
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In 1975, the sunken Monitor, the famous Union ship discovered in 1973, became the first National Maritime Sanctuary. In 1977, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) began site explorations. The first item recovered was a brass ship's lantern. Green describes dives on the shipwreck since its discovery and underwater conditions divers had to deal with.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Winter 2001, p23-25, il Periodical Website
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2326
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By storm or war, 3,700 ships have gone down off the state's coast since the 1500s. Cargo from them supported many coastal villages. Even today wreck sites provide interest for divers and tourists who visit and for historians who seek to preserve them.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , May/June 1995, p10-15, il Periodical Website
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422
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The HOME, a celebrated New York steamship, proved to be no match for a hurricane off Ocracoke in 1837.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 1, June 1992, p14-16, il
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16720
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Remains of the USS UNDERWRITER were found by individual divers in the Neuse River in June 1987. The ship sank on February 1, 1864 defending against Confederate recapture of New Bern, taken by Union forces in March 1862. Divers, in conjunction with the state, recovered a gun carriage; a significant artifact because it was the only one of its type actually used in a naval engagement in state waters.
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31404
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Many North Carolinians are concerned that proposals for granting offshore oil-drilling leases could lead to oil spills. During World War Two, oil spills along North Carolina’s shoreline were common since oil tankers were main targets by the German Navy U-boats. In the process, many tankers sank, leaving grave markers along the coast.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 6, June 1983, p9
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35482
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A victim can be the Central America, a ship that an oceanographic atlas and US Navy wreck list had tried to locate. Victim can be defined by the loss of 482 human lives. In this case, victim directly alluded to the loss of gold. Approximately $600,000 of this precious metal—in the form of coins, dust, and nuggets—was jettisoned by the crew into the sand clouded briny deep.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 5 Issue 3, May/June 1977, p10-13, 45, 47
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35954
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Remembrance of rescue from a Coast Guard boat overtaken by a hurricane was spurred by the death of Lt. Bernice Ramon Ballance. He, as much as the event, was a reminder that heroes, found during war and peace, can be located on a rescuing sea plane as much as capsized cutter. For more information about this event, refer to the book, North Carolina Hurricanes, by Charles B. Carney and Albert V. Hardy.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Summer 1974, p59-64
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35952
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Remnants of the ship, sunk between Hatteras Island and Ocracoke in 1913, were reputedly left along the coast. Pieces of the wreckage could also be perceived in its survivors and those left behind, like Mrs. Martha Barnett, to tell the tale.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Summer 1974, p57
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35957
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Remnants of a famous—and infamous—pirate’s legend were in a familial connection (one of Blackbeard’s wives, a native); his naming of Ocracoke; his death, when he reportedly sailed around the ship seven times after his beheading. Other remnants of the importance of ships were shipwrecks, such as the Carroll A. Derring. As for the origins for other town names, noted were Kill Devil Hills and Chicamacomico, both inspired by the original inhabitants.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Summer 1974, p34-38
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35958
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Blackbeard’s enduring legend, well known in Beaufort, was anchored in other Eastern North Carolina towns. Connections sunk deeply in New Bern included a house, as well as anchor and manacles reportedly from a ship sunk not far from his house. As for intangible connections, there slave-owning stories possibly validated by the discovered manacles and anchor.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Summer 1974, p39
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35929
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What TJ Evans shared was evidence of the Banks’ long personal history and occasional weavings into the greater tapestry of American history. His stories highlighting the history of Cape Hatteras Island, its lighthouse, and the Banks’ experiences with hurricanes. As for involvement with historical events of greater reported significance, noted was the only direct contact made with the sinking Titanic, from the Cape Hatteras Wireless Station.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1973, p56-58