North Carolina Shipwreck Map
One of two regions known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic is the notorious coastline reaching from Cape Henry, Virginia, to Cape Fear, North Carolina. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is where the cold waters of the Labrador Current collide with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream that come up the coast from the Gulf of Mexico. The often violent union of these currents produces severe weather, from shifting sandbars and strong currents. These conditions have trapped thousands of vessels since the first recorded sinking off Cape Fear in 1526. Since this coastline is a popular shipping lane many additional wrecks have been caused by war. Click here to read details on the finishing options available for our wall maps.
This chart is very popular with scuba divers who visit many of the wrecks in this area, and is suitable for framing.