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 […]

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 […]

So you know this is the person of your dreams, but you’re not exactly sure how you want to pop the question? You want it to be unique, romantic, special, and captured on film. But there’s just too many options out there and you’re overwhelmed! Here are some unique proposal ideas and locations that the […]

Since Sanderling opened in 1985, it has been a quiet retreat, a romantic escape, a family treasure, and so many things to our guests. We see familiar faces and new ones, each year growing more and more. Some of those faces are of the Hughes family who have been visiting for 26 years!  We enjoyed spending […]