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.
For more than 30 years, Kenrick J. Albaugh has been a time-tested and trusted builder and designer of high quality structures that can withstand the elements and the coastal atmosphere of the picturesque southern Outer Banks region. Based in the town of Avon in Hatteras Island, this building company can tackle a wide range of projects, from extensive remodels of existing properties, to the new construction of homes that will surely stand out on the Hatteras Island beach scene.
The company was founded by Kenrick (Rick) Albaugh in 1977 in his hometown of Houston Texas, and later moved to Hatteras Island where it blossomed due to a continual series of exceptional work and happy clients. Since landing on Hatteras Island, Kenrick J. Albaugh has been instrumental in the design and construction of a wide range of both commercial and residential properties, and every new project begins with design consultation and ends with furnishing and décor recommendations, based on the local environment. From the 15-page detailed cost analysis at the beginning of the project, to the use of the finest materials and finishing touches, there’s a reason why Kenrick J. Albaugh has been the builder of choice for a myriad of grand Hatteras Island residences.