The MariTimes

The Maritimes is the bi-annual magazine of the North Carolina Maritime Museum system, with one issue coming out each year in the summer and the other in winter. The first issue was published in the winter of 2012. The magazine contains news and events from each of the museums in the system: North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. The publication includes articles written by museum staff, student interns, and volunteers and covering the maritime history, culture, and environment of North Carolina’s coast. High-quality images are included in the exceptionally well-designed in-house publication. Please enjoy the most current issue as well as some recent back issues.

Summer/Fall 23

Includes features on:

  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Renovation
  • Indigo in the Lower Cape Fear
  • Display of a Goose-Beaked Whale

Winter 22/Spring 23

Includes features on:

  • The Story of Fort Johnston
  • State Record Scotch Bonnet
  • Historic Lighthouse Book Donation

Winter/Spring 21-22

Includes features on:

  • Grant for Conservation Lab
  • Midgett family’s dedication to Lifesaving Service
  • Upcoming photo exhibit in Hatteras
  • The rise of NC’s shrimp industry
  • A massive great white shark

Summer/Fall 2021

Includes features on:

  • Historic coin collection
  • Cultural and natural history of oysters
  • A musician and his whale skeleton
  • Cape Lookout’s U.S. Signal Service Weather Station
  • N.C. shipwrecks with ties to Scotland

Winter 2020/Spring 2021

Includes features on:

  • Museums’ reopening
  • Virtual programs
  • History through art and culture
  • The Hammocks and Bear Island
  • Coping with Covid-19
  • Traditions behind vessel christenings

Summer/Fall 2020

Includes features on:

  • Virtual programs
  • 150th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Rare Bryde’s whale exhumation
  • 11th annual Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Lower Cape Fear menhaden fishery