”Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks” is a stunning map illustrating more than 1,550 shipwrecks off the Atlantic Coast from Cape Henry, Virginia, to Cape Fear, North Carolina. The shipwrecks are clearly marked atop beautiful bathymetric and coastal detail. Each wreck site is symbolized to define the class, type, and name of vessel accompanied by the date of sinking. Icons also indicate whether a ship was lost due to conflict or natural causes. Locations of lifesaving stations and lighthouses, along with navigational beacons are also marked. Bathymetric and coastal features are clearly labeled. Captions and drawings are used to highlight unique historical events. Whether a naval buff, educator, amateur historian, mariner, or someone simply enamored with the captivating power of the sea, “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks” makes a great gift or a perfect addition to your map collection.
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