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August 18, 1899

The Priscilla, a barentine hailing from Baltimore, was on course for Rio when it was ran aground by the intense winds of hurricane San Ciriaco. At 3 a.m. Rasmus Midgett was on beach patrol headed southward from Gull Shoals Lifesaving Station when he came


The water’s off of the Outer Banks are filled with history and mystery. One of the greatest unsolved mysteries is that of disappearance of Theodosia Burr.

In 1812 the wife of the South Carolina governor, Theodosia Burr, set sail from South Carolina to New York aboard the ship


Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a lightkeeper?

The position of lightkeeper was to keep the light station in tip-top condition and keep watch for ships passing by the Diamond Shoals. The lightkeeper’s had a list of duties that needed to be done,