NOAA has just announced the debut of their Outer Banks Maritime Heritage Trail website. It looks like a great one! The website houses videos that highlight some of the most iconic locations along the Outer Banks, oral histories from residents that personally experienced WWII along the East Coast, and multiple images. The website shares a wealth of information related to the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks, a 200-mile long series of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. This area was so dangerous to seafarers that its vast number of shipwrecks have earned it the nickname “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Its great to see such a great webpage resulting from the work that NOAA and other agencies have conducted in that region.

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