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.
Oden’s Dock is a family-owned and operated marina that offers inshore and offshore fishing charters year round. Two headboats, the Miss Hatteras and the Capt’n Clam, run out of Oden’s. The marina offers fish cleaning as well as an on-site seafood market. Slip rentals with electric and water hookups are available.
Oden’s has a full line of fishing supplies, oil, food, drinks and gift items as well as a repair shop. They sell gas and diesel fuel. You don’t have to go far to change after a day on the water, the Breakwater Inn and Breakwater Restaurant are on-site. Tired of fishing? Take advantage of the marina’s Parasailing, Jet-ski and kayak tours.