David Stick, 1919-2009

David Stick died on May 24 (read his obituary here). A longtime historian of North Carolina’s coast, Stick wrote several books on the topic, including Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast, The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958 and Roanoke Island: the Beginnings of English America. In 1986, he donated his outstanding collection of primary and secondary material concerning coastal North Carolina to the state. These items are now housed at the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo.