Fate of the Ocean Pursuit
Stranded Ocean Pursuit
The treacherous waters of the ocean off the Outer Banks has a nickname of the Graveyard of Atlantic. Many vessels found their end here, and remnants of some are still visible to those on the shore.
Sand Is Everywhere
Ocean Pursuit, a scallop harvesting boat, ran aground during a storm on March 1, 2020, about fifty yards from shore near Oregon Inlet. The Coast Guard airlifted the crew to safety, then oversaw the removal of fuel and other hazardous materials in the following days.
Details of the Deck
Since then, however, the surf has driven the vessel to a remote section of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where stayed stranded in the surf and filling with sand.
Stern in the Surf
Somehow I completely missed this opportunity during my vacation at Outer Banks. So I spend my Labor Day driving there again, capturing this shipwreck, and then come back.
Deep in the Sand
The adventure was cool, of course. But I was too excited and made tons of mistakes. This one, for example goes slightly out of focus on the right side. I think that my lens was swung to the left, and that shifted the plain of focus a bit. Not a big issue. there is a negative space over there and I do not mind at all.Back to Journal