Frying Pan Shoals
The Frying Pan Shoals are a long, shifting area of shoals off Cape Fear in North Carolina, United States. The shoals have been a hazard to ships in the area since the beginning of European exploration of the area; the area is littered with shipwrecks. The southern edge of the shoals has been marked by a lightship, a light tower and a buoy.
The shoals are known for the high number of shipwrecks found in the region, and have been nicknamed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic". From May 1994 to August 2008, over 130 new shipwreck locations have been discovered in the area encompassing Frying Pan Shoals.
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