This ebook was created with the hope that all residents and visitors to Ocean Isle Beach will enjoy reading about people, places, and happenings in this area over the past thousand years. We wrote this book to preserve and bring to life the history, character, and charm of Ocean Isle Beach (OIB). We want people of all ages to enjoy the rich history of this area, from the lives of Cape Fear Indians to the explorations of Verrazano. This book illustrates and describes the exploits of OIB pirates, the rise of large plantations, our Revolutionary War fighters, the salt mills, the dueling matches, the Civil War wrecks, the Prohibition years of OIB liquor smuggling, the 1920’s OIB dance hall, the World War II shipwrecks here, the hard work of Mr. Odell Williamson, and OIB’s public servant individuals today.
This book is not intended to be comprehensive in its coverage of the history of this area, but rather to provide a glimpse into the trials, tribulations, successes, and failures of people who worked and lived here years ago. In many respects, everyone who lives or visits here owes what we have today to our forbearers who fought the good fight for us here – from Colonists who fought the British, to Confederate soldiers defending blockade runners at Tubbs Inlet, to Coast Guardsmen stationed on OIB during World War II. We have tried diligently in this book to record the exact day and year of historical events in this area. Indeed this whole book is laid out chronologically, beginning with the American Indians who lived at OIB thousands of years before Europeans arrived, and ending with names and pictures of current OIB public servant individuals.
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This ebook brings to life the shipwrecks off southeast North Carolina from Little River Inlet to Cape Fear Inlet. This area is sometimes called the South Brunswick Islands or Long Bay, and stretches from Calabash to Southport, including Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, and Baldhead Island. This book provides stories and pictures of ships that ended up sinking off these beaches, as well as pictures and descriptions of marine life that live on these ships today.
We wrote this book to preserve the history of local shipwrecks – from the time when Spanish galleons sailed past here, to pirate ships and Civil War blockade runners, World War II freighters sunk by German U-boats, and even present day ships sunk in bad storms, such as the oceangoing tug Valour in 2006.
This book provides a glimpse into the trauma that sailors experienced just off the South Brunswick Islands coast. In some respects, everyone who lives or visits here owes what we have today to maritime warriors who fought the good fight for us – from Colonists who attacked British warships, to Confederate soldiers on blockade runners, to Coast Guardsmen patrolling the coast during World War II, and even modern-day seamen carrying cargo. We have tried in this book to describe as accurately as possible the last voyage of ships that found their final resting place off the southeast North Carolina coast. GPS numbers are provided for many wrecks.
Listen to this 2 disk CD set that takes you on a tour both on and off Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Simulating a live tour, the narration uses precision timing to guide you through the area pointing out historic information, key sites and more!
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