National Geographic : 1955 Oct
© National Geographic Society + Playtime Diggers Seek Pirate Loot Beneath the Rib of an Old Sailing Ship Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and other buccaneers rendezvoused off the Banks and waylaid trading ships. Modern resorts prize the bleached hulls strewn upon their beaches; one hotel insured its picturesque wrecks against storm damage. 524 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer J. Baylor Roberts + Golden Dunes Tower Above the Sea; Eternal Winds Fret the Sands Majestic mounds of loose sand retreat slowly in the face of the strong prevailing winds. Gnarled live oaks, bowed into fantastic shapes, hug the hollows. Here Sally Alford of Manteo paints Jackey Ridge (locally spelled Jockey), highest of the Nags Head dunes.