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...

At the center of every fish story, myth or legend is a grain of truth. Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin to learn about some of the possible origins of some of the best known sea monsters and more. The free program is part of...

David Bennett, curator of maritime history, will explore the growth of the shrimp industry in North Carolina through changes in nets, boats, processing, and transportation. The talk will also discuss how the epicenter of the industry shifted over time from New Hanover County to Brunswick...

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...

[gallery columns="4" ids="4286,4280,4281,4282,4283,4284,4285,4287"] Museum staff recently opened our collections to a group of graduate students from ECU’s History Department. The hands-on experience is designed to help them connect the maritime artifacts with aspects of life in the item's respective eras. “It’s not just the object, it’s the history...