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A Natural Disaster All Our Own - The Graveyard of the Atlantic

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Lying off the coast of North Carolina is a stretch of ocean known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Many ships and sailors have met disaster there. Survivors could count only on people in coastal communities on the Outer Banks for help. It was not until 1870 that the federal government established the United States Life-Saving Service to aid ships in distress. The name was later changed to United States Coast Guard.