Join the Friends of the Maritime Museum for the 2021 Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla! Yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. The Friends are...

Join Associate Curator Christine Brin for a presentation about everyone's favorite jolly ol' elf! This informational presentation takes a look at the way that the legend of Santa has evolved over the last 1,500 years and touches on Santa's support crew: Mrs. Claus, the reindeer...

Associate Education Curator Christine Brin will be looking at clues from the remains of ships such as Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and the British warship Mary Rose to share more about the lives of the sailors and pirates during what is commonly called “The Golden Age of...

Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly will highlight the rescue of the captain and three crewmembers from the American schooner Leading Breeze. The vessel wrecked during a severe southeast gale at Ocracoke Inlet on Nov. 23, 1901. Barely holding on to the wreckage and all hopes...