Lost on the Diamond Shoals - The Carroll A. Deering
Cape Hatteras is a long, thin, broken strand of islands that curve out from the mainland of North Carolina. Extending out past them in the ocean is an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. It is here you’ll find the Diamond Shoals – a series of shifting underwater sandbars that stretch for miles and have been estimated to be the cause of as many as 600 shipwrecks.
And it was here that on January 31st, 1921, the Carroll a Deering, a large commercial schooner, was spotted run aground. When a rescue crew finally boarded, they found one of the great maritime mysteries of our time: a massive ship, driven high up on the shoal, with the sails set, and not a single member of the crew left on board.
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