Who first called Outer Banks the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”?

(NORFOLK, Va.) — The Outer Banks area off North Carolina is often called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because so many shipwrecks met their fate their, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. The high-risk area runs from Cape Henry to Cape Fear. The article traces the history of the “Graveyard” nickname.
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By Professional Mariner Staff