Kevin P. Duffus

Kevin P. Duffus

Researcher, author, award-winning documentary filmmaker

Researcher, author and documentary filmmaker, Kevin Duffus has published four books and produced four award-winning documentary films on North Carolina maritime history. He solved the long-standing mystery of the lost 1854 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Fresnel lens, which has been described as a national treasure. His research has produced stunning contradictions to traditional historical accounts about the pirate Blackbeard, the identity and fate of his most trusted crew members, and led to the discovery of the pirate’s mythical treasure. He has extensively researched Outer Banks shipwrecks, World War II and German U-boats off the North Carolina coast, and the history of southern lighthouses during the War Between the States. Duffus has also produced documentaries in England, East Africa, Central America and the Philippines. His honors include a George Foster Peabody Award, the World Hunger Media Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the National Education Association Award.

Scholar Location: 
Waynesville
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Statewide

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