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Maritime Heritage Series: ‘Explosion on the Steamship Pulaski, 1838’

May 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Free
vintage drawing of a steamship exploding

One of North Carolina’s most tragic maritime accidents, the steamer Pulaski sank about 30 miles off the coast in June of 1838 when a steam boiler exploded. Two thirds of passengers onboard were lost. Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will discuss the days leading up to the incident, its aftermath and the survivors. Free, no registration required.

The program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, free, informal lectures held in the museum auditorium. Registration is not required gor the in-person program. Or watch online live via the museum’s Facebook page or Zoom.

Details

Date:
May 18, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Phone
2525047740
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Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.