More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
Hatteras Island Sound Construction, which is better known as simply Sound Construction, is a longstanding builder on the southern region of the Outer Banks that specializes in both primary residences and vacation rental homes that can withstand the test of time, as well as the local elements. The company has been established for more than three decades, and in that time, has created a wealth of properties that are still in exceptional shape despite a barrage of storms or hurricanes, and as a result, has built a long roster of happy clients and testimonials from owners who can continually enjoy the beach life.
Sound Construction’s portfolio of properties is impressive, and even includes the famed “Nights in Rodanthe” house, which was used as a backdrop during the 2008 Richard Gere and Diane Lane movie of the same name. While this is certainly the most famous property the crew has built, it’s by no means the only stellar home on the beach, and the team at Sound Construction is adept at building properties that can catch a vacation rental guest’s eye, or which can present years of enjoyment for primary or secondary homeowners. As a result, Sound Construction remains one of the most acclaimed building companies on Hatteras Island, and even beyond.