North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort The NC Maritime Museum at Beaufort collects, preserves, researches, documents and interprets the maritime history, culture and environment of coastal North Carolina.
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The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages. For more information, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Free admission to the public. Donations appreciated. About the North Carolina Maritime Museums The North Carolina Maritime Museums are part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums preserve and interpret North Carolina’s coastal life and history. They paint a picture of the maritime and coastal culture including fishermen, boat builders, decoy carvers and more. They present exhibits of painters and pirates, shipwrecks and sailboats, and about marine life and protection. One historic coast...Three unique museums! In addition to the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the other two maritime museums include: North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport tells the story of the Cape Fear region and its people. The museum is at the intersection of the mighty Cape Fear River and the vast Atlantic Ocean. It shares tales of pirates and pillage, blockade running and riverfront archaeology, and other nautical adventures. Ongoing educational programs for children and adults about this area that was a haven for blockade runners and also a pirate hideout are available. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that litter North Carolina’s coast, and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal and shipwreck history, with emphasis on the years 1524 through 1945. Shipwrecks associated with piracy, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and World Wars I and II are the subject of changing exhibits. The museum has remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650. www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

On this day in 1984 a large white shark 15ft 10 in long and 2080 lbs was brought to the state port in Morehead City. The...
09/27/2020

On this day in 1984 a large white shark 15ft 10 in long and 2080 lbs was brought to the state port in Morehead City. The shark, that was hauled in by the crew of the vessel Alligator, was caught about 40 some miles off Cape Lookout in the late hours the night before. As an educational opportunity it was brought by one of the local elementary schools where 500 children got to examine the specimen. Later, it was displayed at the Morehead City waterfront and eventually the state fair in Raleigh. The head was saved and mounted for display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort where it can still be seen today.

On this day in 1894 the schooner A.P. Richardson was lost at Ocracoke Island about one half mile SW of the U.S. Life-Sav...
09/26/2020

On this day in 1894 the schooner A.P. Richardson was lost at Ocracoke Island about one half mile SW of the U.S. Life-Saving Station Ocracoke. The vessel, with five onboard, was travelling from Long Island New York to New Bern to pick up cargo. All on board were rescued by the crew of Station Ocracoke. The following report was filed by Head Keeper James Howard, a thank you letter from the ship's master and mate follows. (Station Ocracoke was located at the NE end of the island and later renamed Station Hatteras Inlet)

Morning in the marsh! Have you noticed the Spartina grass isn't so green anymore? Fall is here and bringing mixed emotio...
09/25/2020

Morning in the marsh! Have you noticed the Spartina grass isn't so green anymore? Fall is here and bringing mixed emotions. We miss jumping in the salty water for a swim but also look forward to cooler temperatures and less humidity. Enjoy it while you can before it's time for that long winter's nap!

Fish Friday!The Cape Fear Shiner (Notropis mekistocholas), a species of fish indigenous to the upper Cape Fear River bas...
09/25/2020

Fish Friday!
The Cape Fear Shiner (Notropis mekistocholas), a species of fish indigenous to the upper Cape Fear River basin, was recognized as "Endangered with Critical Habitat" on September 25, 1987 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The species is mainly concentrated in Chatham, Lee, Moore and Randolph Counties. It only reaches about 2.5 inches in length and prefers shallow rocky portions of Cape Fear River tributaries. The removal of the Carbonton Dam on the Deep River in 2005 may have helped populations of the shiner some but degradation of water quality from sedimentation still plagues the little minnow.

09/24/2020
N.C. Fisheries, Inc.: The End

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for final episode of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 13-minute program focuses on the fishing cooperative's final days.

09/24/2020
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for the final episode of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 13-minute program focuses on the fishing cooperative's final days.

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for final episode of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 13-minute program focuses on the fishing cooperative's final days.

09/23/2020
N.C. Fisheries, Inc.: Struggling to Survive

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part V of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 13-minute program focuses on the fishing cooperative's struggle to survive.

09/23/2020

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part V of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 13-minute program focuses on the fishing cooperative's struggle to survive.

On this day in 1863 the Confederate blockade runner Phantom was lost at Topsail Inlet. The Phantom, one of the original ...
09/23/2020

On this day in 1863 the Confederate blockade runner Phantom was lost at Topsail Inlet. The Phantom, one of the original line of Confederate steamers, operated between Wilmington North Carolina and Bermuda. She carried lead ingots that could be used to make cannon shot and bullets. The Phantom was chased ashore by the USS Connecticut on her third run to Wilmington. The vessel was set afire by the crew to avoid her capture. Boats from the Connecticut could not get near her to put out the fires. One landsman in a boat making the attempt was killed by Confederate sharpshooters. This drawing of the CSS Chickamauga depicts a very similar style vessel. The Phantom would have looked like this type of steamer that did not use a side wheel paddle but steel screw drive instead.

09/22/2020
N.C. Fisheries, Inc.: A Rough Start

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part IV of the multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 10-minute program focuses on the initial challenges North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., faced.

Happy Autumnal Equinox!Next time you're in the saltmarsh keep your eyes peeled for Salicornia virginica (glasswort) for ...
09/22/2020

Happy Autumnal Equinox!
Next time you're in the saltmarsh keep your eyes peeled for Salicornia virginica (glasswort) for some vibrant fall colors! This short succulent plant will turn from green to red this time of year. Who says you need to go to the mountains for leaf watching anyway?

09/21/2020
NC Fisheries, Inc.: Initial Structure and Function

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part III of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 12-minute program focuses on the cooperative self-help movement and the origins of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

09/21/2020
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part III of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 12-minute program focuses on the initial structure and function of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part III of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 12-minute program focuses on the cooperative self-help movement and the origins of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

On this day in 1882 Malachi Corbell, the first member of the U.S. Life-Saving Service to be awarded a Congressional life...
09/21/2020

On this day in 1882 Malachi Corbell, the first member of the U.S. Life-Saving Service to be awarded a Congressional life-saving medal, was appointed head keeper of the U.S. Life-Saving Station Deals Island (later re-named Station Wash Woods) in Currituck County. He previously served as head keeper at Station Caffey's Inlet farther south down the beach. National Park Service archives image of Station Wash Woods from 'U.S. Life-Saving Service; Heroes, Rescues and Architecture of the Early Coast Guard'.

Ancient monsters of the sea, the MEGALODON!!! Scientists go beyond just estimations and get at true size of the biggest ...
09/20/2020

Ancient monsters of the sea, the MEGALODON!!! Scientists go beyond just estimations and get at true size of the biggest shark that ever existed. Follow link below. Warning: measurements in metric...

On this day in 1776 the brig Aurora was lost off of Portsmouth. Everyone onboard survived. Portion of a 1775 chart showi...
09/19/2020

On this day in 1776 the brig Aurora was lost off of Portsmouth. Everyone onboard survived. Portion of a 1775 chart showing the vicinity.

09/18/2020
The Origins of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part II of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 16-minute program focuses on the cooperative self-help movement and the origins of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

09/18/2020

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part II of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression. Today's 16-minute program focuses on the cooperative self-health movement and the origins of North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.

Fish Friday!On this day in 1971 a new record for sheepshead was set in North Carolina when a 12 lb 8 oz 26.25" fish was ...
09/18/2020
It’s official! Turko awarded world record for sheepshead - The Coastland Times

Fish Friday!
On this day in 1971 a new record for sheepshead was set in North Carolina when a 12 lb 8 oz 26.25" fish was reeled in at the Herbert C. Bonner bridge over Oregon Inlet by Larry W. Law of Hampton, Virginia. Currently though, the record is held by Chris Robbins who caught a 19 lb 4 oz Sheepshead at the same inlet in 1999. Another sheepshead record was set by Quentin Turko of Kitty Hawk when he landed a 16.8 pound sheepshead while spearfishing off Nags Head last year. Turko's fish was not eligible for a North Carolina title since it was not caught by hook and line but it did garner a world record for catching one of that size with a spear.

Quentin Turko of Kitty Hawk has been awarded for a world record sheepshead he caught while spearfishing June 2 on the Outer Banks. The sheepshead Turko spearfished weighted 16.8 pounds, beating the previous world record of 15 pounds set in 2011.

09/17/2020
The Great Depression and North Carolina's Commercial Fishing industry

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part I of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression and the financial struggles fishermen were facing

09/17/2020

Join Maritime History Curator David Bennett for Part I of a multi-part series on North Carolina Fisheries, Inc., a commercial fishing cooperative established in 1935 and headquartered in Morehead City in response to the Great Depression and the financial struggles fishermen were facing

On this day in 1904 David M. Pugh was appointed head keeper of the newly established U.S. Life-Saving Station Fort Macon...
09/17/2020

On this day in 1904 David M. Pugh was appointed head keeper of the newly established U.S. Life-Saving Station Fort Macon, located on the eastern end of Bogue Banks. This picture of the original station at the location was taken in 1935. A new structure was in use nearby and the service was renamed the U.S. Coast Guard at this point. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Division of State Parks archives.

09/16/2020

It's been a busy #askacurator Day!

On this day in 1824 the British brig Hebe under Captain Jones bound from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Wilmington, North...
09/16/2020

On this day in 1824 the British brig Hebe under Captain Jones bound from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Wilmington, North Carolina went ashore at Lockwoods Folly. All passengers and crew were saved. Portion of an 1802 map showing Cape Fear and Brunswick County islands to the west.

On September 15th in 1806 the brig Alexander of Rhode Island, under command of Captain John Chance, went ashore in the d...
09/15/2020

On September 15th in 1806 the brig Alexander of Rhode Island, under command of Captain John Chance, went ashore in the darkness of night on Core Banks about 20 miles north of Beaufort. The weather was calm and the ship was in working order, it was simply off course. Portion of an 1802 map showing the vicinity.

On this day in 1821 many vessels near Ocracoke were destroyed by a passing storm, some crew members were lost as well. T...
09/14/2020

On this day in 1821 many vessels near Ocracoke were destroyed by a passing storm, some crew members were lost as well. The schooners Emeline, Olive Branch, and Federalist were driven onto the bar at Ocracoke, all ships were complete losses. A French schooner was driven ashore 14 miles north of the bar, all hands were lost. The vessel Milo was driven ashore 20 miles south of the bar, cargo and crew were saved, but the vessel was lost. 1822 chart of the vicinity.

On this day in 1892 the bark Casket sank at Frying Pan Shoals. The wreck was not visible from nearby life-saving station...
09/13/2020

On this day in 1892 the bark Casket sank at Frying Pan Shoals. The wreck was not visible from nearby life-saving stations at the time due to darkness and thick weather. The next morning a crew from the U.S. Life-Saving Station Cape Fear observed some of the survivors approaching in a small boat and they quickly rowed the two miles out to assist. On the 17th a boat belonging to the Casket came ashore. Crew of the U.S. Life-Saving Station Oak Island boarded the vessel but their assistance was not needed. In this chart from 1909 the two responding life-saving service stations are marked with red stars, Cape Fear at the bottom of the image and Oak Island to the upper left.

On this day in 1930 the lightship at Cape Lookout shoals, LV 107 / WAL 529, suffered damage from a hurricane passing alo...
09/12/2020

On this day in 1930 the lightship at Cape Lookout shoals, LV 107 / WAL 529, suffered damage from a hurricane passing along the coast. The plating was buckled on starboard bow, deck stanchions bent and the vessel was dragged 1 1/2 mi north of its station.

09/11/2020
BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience (HD Version)

More than 500,000 people were evacuated by boat from Lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Coast Guard-led mission galvanized a fleet of public and private vessels that reportedly moved more people than the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops from France. Learn more about the maritime community's heroic response that day in the documentary "Boatlift"

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...

Fish Friday!In honor of yesterday's post about the North Carolina Aquariums we will highlight the Atlantic Spadefish (Ch...
09/11/2020

Fish Friday!
In honor of yesterday's post about the North Carolina Aquariums we will highlight the Atlantic Spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber), the logo fish for the aquariums. This medium size fish that can reach 36 inches and 20 pounds can be found from Massachusetts to Brazil. In North Carolina schools may be found inshore during the summer near reefs, pilings or large buoys. During the winter they move to more temperate waters congregating around the wrecks offshore. Spadefish like to eat marine worms, clams and crabs or shrimp. They can be caught using small hooks on your rod and reel set up or taken by divers using spears. Image by Duane Raver, courtesy NC Division of Marine Fisheries.

09/10/2020
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We are officially open & can't wait to welcome you back!

MARITIME MUSEUM OPENING! 🐠 Two of the North Carolina Maritime Museums are opening today for the first time since March. Lilia Wood WCTI is at the museum in Beaufort with all the details!

On this day in 1976, three facilities now known as the North Carolina Aquariums, were opened on Roanoke Island, Bogue Ba...
09/10/2020

On this day in 1976, three facilities now known as the North Carolina Aquariums, were opened on Roanoke Island, Bogue Banks and at Fort Fisher. They were originally named Marine Resource Centers. The main intent was to conduct research on the local marine habitats and specimens. In 1986 the names were changed to North Carolina Aquariums and the focus shifted more towards public aquarium displays. Their mission today is to promote the awareness, understanding, appreciation and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources of the state's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams and other aquatic environments. The nearby Bogue Banks Marine Resource Center became the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This image is of the marine invertebrate touch tank at the aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores before the facility was renovated in 2004.

09/09/2020
Welcome Back!

Here are a few of the ways we're ready to welcome the public safely back when we reopen TOMORROW MORNING!!!

Another shipwreck at Topsail...On this day in 1881 the schooner Mary Bear was lost off of New Topsail Inlet. One person ...
09/09/2020

Another shipwreck at Topsail...
On this day in 1881 the schooner Mary Bear was lost off of New Topsail Inlet. One person perished. This portion of a 1909 chart shows the vicinity of the wreck.

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The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center restores historic wooden vessels, builds working replicas of historic vessels and teaches boatbuilding for all ages. The mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is to collect, preserve, research, document and interpret the maritime history, culture and environment of coastal North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Free admission to the public. Donations appreciated. About the North Carolina Maritime Museums The North Carolina Maritime Museums are part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums preserve and interpret North Carolina’s coastal life and history. They paint a picture of the maritime and coastal culture including fishermen, boat builders, decoy carvers and more. They present exhibits of painters and pirates, shipwrecks and sailboats, and about marine life and protection. One historic coast...Three unique museums! In addition to the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the other two maritime museums include: North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport tells the story of the Cape Fear region and its people. The museum is at the intersection of the mighty Cape Fear River and the vast Atlantic Ocean. It shares tales of pirates and pillage, blockade running and riverfront archaeology, and other nautical adventures. Ongoing educational programs for children and adults about this area that was a haven for blockade runners and also a pirate hideout are available. For more information, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that litter North Carolina’s coast, and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal and shipwreck history, with emphasis on the years 1524 through 1945. Shipwrecks associated with piracy, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and World Wars I and II are the subject of changing exhibits. The museum has remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650. www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions an authorized permitee of the National Park Service to take up to 6 passengers to Shackleford Banks and The Cape Lookout National Seashore is proud to be picking up passengers in Beaufort! www.h2ocaptain.com
What were the latest discoveries at the Queen Anne location?
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
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Your Mini Ambassador Miss Onslow County enjoyed meeting y’all at today’s Swansboro Business Expo! Thank you for being so sweet! We look forward to joining an event very soon!
Hoping for the best for Beaufort and the Museum!
Stay safe. In our prayers
The Attack of La Concorde of Nantes, the future Queen Anne's Revenge of Blackbeard! "... but on the 28th of November last being 60 leagues from here by the 14 degrees 27 minutes of north latitude, having been attacked by two English pirate ships, one of 12, the other of 8 cannons, crewed by 250 men, commanded by Edouard Titche..." http://bcbrooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/la-concorde-de-nantes-captured.html baylusbrooks.com Read "Quest for Blackbeard" by Baylus C. Brooks: on sale now at the museum gift shop!
Our family had so much fun building a boat with Tino, Willie, and Dick today! Thank you!
Here is a small video I put together of my trip this past Monday to view the artifacts of Blackbeard's Flagship, The Queen Annes Revenge, on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort NC. Hope you guys like this short video ! Their is more to see than just the Blackbeard QAR Exhibit. Admission is also FREE although donations are encouraged for new Exhibits. Please continue to like and share my videos and if you haven't already, i'd really love for you to Subscribe to my channel ! God Bless #ArtisanPirate
A video to help present Blackbeard this year! Blackbeard the Pirate: Maligning a Gentleman! https://youtu.be/jbW6m_IsMHk