Fire on the Beach

Contact Us and Links

To contact David Wright

wright3 (at)

To contact David Zoby

dzoby (at)

Rescue Men (documentary), DreamQuest Productions

A documentary film on the Pea Island Station.

The North Carolina Humanities Council

Long-time supporter of our work on the Pea Island crew.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation

Generous supporter of our documentary, Rescue Men.

The Outer Banks History Center

A regional archives, research library and gallery administered by the North Carolina State Archives (Department of Cultural Resources). Holdings include books and magazines, thousands of photographs, post cards and maps, personal papers and organizational archives, oral histories and other recordings, and much more. Topics range from lighthouses to boat-building, Elizabethan history to the Civil War; 19th century hotels to cottage courts in the 1950s, to name but a few. The center is located across from the Manteo waterfront within the Roanoke Island Festival Park complex. Open to the public.  Most services are free including History Center Gallery admission.

U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association

Founded at Cape Cod National Seashore by maritime historians, authors, museum directors, National Park Service professionals and caring people, its goal is preserve the stations, history, boats and equipment of the US Life-Saving Service and the US Coast Guard.

Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony

During the Civil War, Union-occupied Roanoke Island, which lies between the North Carolina mainland and the barrier islands known as the Outer Banks, became home to thousands of former slaves. Although the Roanoke Island freedmen’s colony was an experiment of national significance, few people are aware of its history. This site presents an introduction to the colony and the colonial experiment that was conducted there. It also features some primary sources, maps, and projects for students.

East Carolina Pathway to Freedom Coalition

The East Carolina Pathway to Freedom Coalition, a non-profit organization founded in January, 2002, seeks to protect, preserve and promote, through education and public awareness, the history of the African American’s struggle for freedom and equality in eastern North Carolina, and in particular the Outer Banks and to preserve that history for future generations.