Wreck of the whaleship Seychelle
September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The whaler Seychelle, out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, was set to operate off the North Carolina coast when it happened to fall victim to the Great Beaufort Hurricane of August 1879, later known as Old Cook’s Storm. The presentation, by Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly, will examine some of the pelagic whaling operations that occurred off our state during a time when most whaling activity along North Carolina was shore-based. Accounts of one of the area’s most devastating storms will also be revealed. The free program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, informal lectures held in the museum’s auditorium and simulcast via Facebook and Zoom. Registration is not required for the in-person program.