Vern J Bender Author

Vern J. Bender AuthorVern J Bender Author is a native of Saginaw, Michigan but has been a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach since 1979. Vern has co-authored books The History of Ocean Isle Beach and Shipwreck Diving NC: Calabash to Southport with Fred David. They also worked together on a a two CD Audio Book: “History of Ocean Isle Driving Tour”. All three are available in our Islands Art Store and from our online eCommerce site:

Mr. Vern J Bender Author received a BS degree in marketing from Michigan State University and has over 30 years of executive level experience in retail management and marketing. He has held various national management positions with both Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Transamerica Commercial Finance Corp. He has a successful track record in managing turn-around and/or work-outs within the retail industry and the commercial finance industry. Mr. Bender owns the Bender Consulting Group, Inc. and is a local historian at Ocean Isle Beach.

Vern J Bender Author


Shipwreck Diving NC: Calabash to SouthportDescription

Vern J Bender Author

A new fascinating book by local authors Fred R David and Vern J Bender. Vern J Bender Author

Published in 2010, this book is 63 page book covers all the biggest shipwrecks of North Carolina from Calabash to Southport.

The book is 63 pages of detailed stories and images – a great read for anyone fascinated with nautical history.

Everyone fascinated with the sea will enjoy reading this documentary on local shipwreck diving.


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People from age 4 to 104 will love this book, for twelve good reasons:

* It provides short stories of the last voyage of ships that sank offshore of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, and Baldhead Island
* It provides actual pictures of ships that sank here, such as the Sherman, the Hebe, the Raritan, the Governor, and the City of Houston
* It provides GPS #’s of many shipwrecks off southeast North Carolina
* It provides color pictures and short descriptions of exotic marine life that inhabit local shipwrecks
* It reveals where local Shark Tooth Beds are located and describes the extinct megalodon that once roamed here * It discusses the local Cypress Tree Forest on the ocean floor
* It provides numerous embedded YouTube video hotlinks to bring to life local shipwrecks and marine life
* It describes how, when, and where to catch spiny and slipper lobster here
* It gives important information for diving local shipwrecks, including depth, visibility, currents, type of artifacts, and marine life
* It describes local shipwreck history, from pirate ships to Civil War blockade runners, to World War II U-boat victims, to the recent Valour sinking * It tells the story of Frying Pan Tower and Frying Pan Lightships
* Help us preserve the history of this area by making this book available to others.


The History of Ocean Isle Beach Vern J. Bender Author

The History of Ocean Isle Beach


Vern J. Bender Author

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A 130 page, hardbound, full color, 8.5 x 11 inch pictorial and narrative history of the Ocean Isle Beach area. It is professionally edited by an Internationally-acclaimed publisher. Each book personally signed by the authors.

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