Outer Banks, North Carolina!

Outer Banks, North Carolina!

This is a gorgeously detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical map of the Outer Banks in North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:

Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk: Known for the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio. First powered airplane flight in 1903.

Nags Head: Known for huge sand dunes visible from miles at sea. The largest dune on the East Coast is named Jockey's Ridge.

Manteo: Named after a civilized Croatan Indian. Manteo was christened and given the name of Lord of Roanoke and served as a liason between the English and the Croatan Indians.

Wanchese: Indigenous people inhabited the area 1500 years ago, fishing and collecting oysters and shellfish.

Roanoke Island: Named in 1584 by Captain Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe.

Pea Island: The keeper Richard Etheridge was considered the best surfman on the North Carolina coast in 1879.

Rodanthe: Easternmost point of North Carolina.

Waves: Known as Cape Kenrick on colonial era maps.

Salvo: Named during the American Civil War by a passing Union officer. Formally given to the town in 1901.

Avon: Historically known as Kinnakeet Village it was then renamed Avon in 1883.

The Little Kinnakeet Life Saving Station was among the first seven stations constructed on the North Carolina treacherous Outer Banks in 1874.

Buxton: Most famous for Cape Hatteras lighthouse protecting sailors from Cape Point where the Gulf Stream and Labrador currents intersect.

Frisco: Previously known as Trent, but received the name Frisco in 1898. Home to the only airfield on the island.

Hatteras: Named by the Croatan Indians. Hatteras, an English rendition meaning "there is less vegetation".

Ocracoke: Well known for the legends of Blackbeard, a pirate able to navigate the treacherous waters which provided him a hide out til his death in 1718.

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