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Hatteras Island History

Hatteras Lighthouse

From shipwrecks and graveyards to beautifully preserved buildings, Hatteras is home to historical moments worthy of remembrance. From fishing to hurricanes and being known as the blue marlin capital of the world, Hatteras brings no shortage of awe-inspiring moments. When you come to visit the Outer Banks you will be immersed in a culture rich with history. 

Hatteras Island Emergency Services

While many folks are used to locally funded emergency services with paid employees, such as police, fire and EMT, some of Hatteras Island's services are volunteer only. Like in the days of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, water and fire rescue are 100% volunteer-based, with bravely trained islanders risking their lives to save the lives of others, locals and visitors alike.

Midgett Realty

Spending your beach vacation on Hatteras Island? Pack in a fun island history lesson at the Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum and learn more about the culture that has shaped this beautiful place that we have all come to know and love. 

Midgett Realty

The blanket of rich history that makes Cape Hatteras so special is intricately woven and well-kept by it's community. Tales and stories from old-timers and local historians alike, help pass down it's heritage from generation to generation and preserved buildings and structures send a salute to a different time on Hatteras Island.

Midgett Realty

Yesterday, we had a little office visitor: Miss Lorelei Midgett, the sweetest little golden retriever puppy and the newest addition to the Midgett Family.

Photo Credit: Daniel Pullen Photography

With her burly temper and shallow shoals, the waters off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks have claimed an estimated 2,000 shipwrecks over the years, hence the title "The Graveyard of the Atlantic".