Originally printed for the National Geographic Magazine in 1970, this map plots over 500 ill-fated ships that lie forever on the atlantic coastal sea floorfrom the British Tiger, sunk in 1585 in Ocracoke Inlet, to the fishing trawler Oriental, lost in 1969 off Bodie Island Lighthouse.
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Comments about Ghost Fleets of the Outer Banks Reference Map:
I had originally purchased this map in Cape Hatteras, NC in 1989. I placed it in a beautiful wood frame and it had hung in my livingroom until 2007. I no longer have original and missed seeing the map on my wall. It was a great conversational piece as well. I was lucky to do a search for it and found it at NG! Now I have the map hanging in my home again. Thank You National Geographic!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend