The Shipwreck Series' with In the Dark: Before the Lighthouse.
The Currituck Heritage Park Winter Education Series continues its 'Corolla In Retrospect ~ The Shipwreck Series' with In the Dark: Before the Lighthouse. So many of the events that took place during the years before the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was built (1875) still have a bearing on our lives today: *Shifting Sands -- What geological conditions led to the hundreds of shipwrecks off the shores of the Outer Banks? Dr. Kate L. Brodie is a research oceanographer at the Duck Field Research Facility (FRF) of the US Army Corps of Engineer's Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory. She will discuss coastal change on the time scale of storms to years. *Spanish Mustangs - The wild horses of the Currituck Outer Banks enjoy a rich and distinguished history. It is also a history that has been plagued by controversy. Are they truly descended from Spanish horses? What happened to Spanish ships that brought them? Karen McCalpin, Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund will answer these questions and more. *Salvaged Shipwrecks -- Where is the wreck that was recently salvaged from the Corolla beaches, said to be the oldest shipwreck found in North Carolina, now resting? Joe Schwarzer, Executive Director of the NC Maritime Museums will talk of its destination. Also Ray Midgett, avid local metal detector, will discuss artifacts he has discovered.