Barkentine Angela ~ A Caffeys Inlet Station No.5 Rescue, 5 March 1883 By James D. Charlet There are hundreds upon hundreds of shipwreck and rescue accounts faithfully documented in great detail in the “Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service” (direct predecessor of today’s U.S. Coast Guard) for each year from […]

While Sanderling Resort’s Lifesaving Station is a restaurant you can dine at today, the site historically served as the Caffey’s Inlet No. 5 Life-Saving Station. The Station, built in 1874, was established as one of the 29 stations along the Outer Banks of North Carolina that spanned 200 miles from Currituck to Oak Island.  Due […]

You’re going to want to book an evening spa treatment in February to catch the next full moon. The Full Snow Moon appears in the early evening on February 9th. The Spa at Sanderling will be switching off the lights and keeping its doors open a little later for you to pamper yourself by the […]

Schooner Thomas J. Martin, January 1883 A boat load of fertilizer would grow another crop of heroes. By James D. Charlet The Economics Trade between the North and the South of the USA during the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s was mostly confined to east coast Atlantic shipping; and almost always, was done by the […]

April 12 – 14, 2019 First Flight 5K and Flying Pirate Half Marathon Run 3.1 or 13.1 miles along the scenic roads of Outer Banks along Bay Drive, around Wright Brothers Memorial and finishing through the woods of Nags Head Preserve.  No pirate run is complete without a finish line jamboree with live music, food […]

Spring is the ideal time to enjoy many activities (without the crowds) on the Outer Banks. We have compiled our “Top Ten.”

Every town has a few holiday traditions, and the Outer Banks is no exception! For the past 49 years, Jim and Ann Poulos have made their house into a winter wonderland every Christmas season! The first 10 years in Virginia Beach, and the last 39 years in Kill Devil Hills. And we’re not talking about […]