Spooky 86-Year-Old Shipwreck Exposed on Hatteras Island
This shipwreck is just one of hundreds that have crashed along the North Carolina coast.
The ever-shifting sands of Hatteras Island revealed the haunting remains of a forgotten shipwreck over the weekend.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore took to Facebook on Saturday to share photos (below) of the remnants of the G.A Kohler, a four-masted schooner built in 1919 and driven ashore by a hurricane in 1933.
“The G.A Kohler set sail for the last time in August of 1933,” the caption reads. “The ship was sailing south along the Outer Banks when a hurricane passed through causing the ship to crash onto the beach. All crew members were rescued, but the ship lay stranded for a decade.”
The post went on to explain that the carcass of the ship was burned for her iron fittings during WWII. The Kohler is one of hundreds of shipwrecks along the North Carolina coast, which has earned the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”
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Shipwrecks are often covered and uncovered by the shifting sands. You can catch a glimpse of the G.A Kohler on the beach at Ramp 27 between Salvo and Avon.