Powerpoints

The Revolutionary War Years History of Ocean Isle Beach-The Early Years Civil War History of Ocean Isle Beach-the 1950's OIB Fishing Celebrate 50 years of Family Fun on OIB Before the Explorers Arrived Coastal Native Americans, The Explorers, The Colonists, & The...

The Explorers

  The Explorer Years (1524 to 1699) at Ocean Isle Beach In March 1524, the Cape Fear Indians watched Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano anchor his ship near Ocean Isle Beach and come ashore. Verrazano spent a few weeks exploring. He found the local Indians to...

Prohibition

The Prohibition and Great Depression Years (1920 to 1939) at Ocean Isle Beach The National Prohibition Act passed over Woodrow Wilson’s veto on October 28, 1918 and provided enforcement for the 18th Amendment outlawing liquor. The Act took effect on the Federal level...

The Pirates

The Pirate Years (1690 to 1720) at Ocean Isle Beach Between 1690 and 1720, pirates operated freely off Ocean Isle Beach – especially three pirates – Sam Bellamy, Stede Bonnet, and Edward Teach. One pirate who looted more than 50 ships from his vessel Whydah was Sam...

The Plantation Years

The Plantation Years (1721 to 1774) at Ocean Isle Beach In 1720, both pirates and Indians were virtually eliminated from the Ocean Isle Beach area. Most of the pirates were hanged in 1720 in Charleston and most of the Cape Fear Indians had left the area during the...

Hurricane Hazel

On October 15, 1954, a terrible storm makes for a terrible day for the entire country. One county in rural southeastern North Carolina takes the most direct hit, with lives and communities shattered under the storm clouds. It is the afternoon before the full moon. The...

The Gause Plantation-Tomb & Tomb Raiders

We’re pleased to offer all our fans and readers this new special report about a little known landmark in Brunswick County history: The Gause Plantation and the Gause Tomb. The report is fully illustrated and thoroughly researched, and is a teriffic digital companion...