Hatteras, North Carolina: Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Fittingly built in a spot where a large quantity of ships have sunk.

Hatteras Village

59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC
In Hatteras Village, the southernmost community on Hatteras Island. Just south of the ferry terminal on Hwy 12.
Apr-Oct. M-Sa 10-4; Nov-Mar. M-F 10-4 (Call to verify)
Free, donations appreciated.
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Enigma Machine.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

The Enigma machine.

[Jody High, 06/29/2017]

An "Enigma" machine, devised by the Nazis to encrypt and decrypt their coded war messages, was salvaged from a U-boat wreck and is displayed in liquid (to prevent further deterioration?). The U-85, located by intercepted Enigma transmissions, nevertheless managed to sink 19 Allied convoy ships in a single 1941 engagement.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Museum of artifacts from different shipwrecks along the Outer Banks coastline. Also has the original light from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There's a gift shop on site with some very nice items.

[Etta Miller, 05/15/2014]
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum still underwater

A half-finished ship-shaped building in Hatteras Village, NC may never house the complete Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum unless more funds are raised, according to recent news reports. Since 1999, work has progressed to create a unique public home in the Outer Banks on the southern tip of Hatteras Island telling the story of myriad sunken wrecks.... [08/12/2003] Complete News Story

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