Shipwreck series set for Feb. 9
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From the Outer Banks Sentinel
The Currituck Heritage Park Winter Education Series continues its 'Corolla In Retrospect ~ The Shipwreck Series' with Blackout!
For years after the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was built (1875) the Graveyard of the Atlantic was a safer place for mariners but the torpedoes and submarines of the two World Wars changed that.
• It is a little known fact that there were German submarines directly off the NC coast in WWII, much less in WWI. James Charlet and Linda Molloy from the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site will dramatically present some of this history with an emphasis on the most highly awarded US maritime rescue, the Mirlo in 1918.
• Learn from Danny Couch, an Outer Banks historian and owner of Hatteras Tours what life was like for local residents during WWII.
• Why is this area called the Graveyard of the Atlantic ? Nathan Henry, lead conservator with the Underwater Archaeology Branch's Kure Beach preservation laboratory, will share his knowledge gained from working on dozens of shipwrecks in the U.S.