This is our divine detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina with interesting information about the Oak Island's Hurricane Hazel in 1954, and others years later.
The island has been inhabited since the early 19th century; Fort Caswell was built on its eastern
end in 1838.
The remainder of the island was developed beginning in the late 1930s, attracting
people from nearby Southport.
Fox hunting was popular in the northern area near the Intercoastal Waterway.
The island was nearly wiped out by Hurricane Hazel in 1954; only five buildings were left standing on Long Beach in the hurricane's wake.
The island quickly recovered, and the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach were incorporated in 1955.
Other hurricanes, such as Diana in 1984, Bertha and Fran in 1996 and Floyd in 1999, have caused damage to the island, nearly as catastrophic as that of Hazel.