Brown Bag Gams Return for the Fall
Brown Bag Gams return to the Museum this Fall!
What the heck is a gam? A gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.
We've designed our Brown Bag Gams to be friendly, informal conversations about North Carolina's rich coastal environment and culture.
So pack a lunch and head to the Museum for an hour for an educational conversation about the place we live!
Brown Bag Gam Schedule (all start at noon)
Nov. 6 - Boat Builders of Down East Carteret County
Nov. 13 - The Seafood Business in Core Sound
Nov. 20 - Maritime Myths and Legends
Dec. 4 - Duck Hunting and Decoy Carving of Down East
Dec. 11 - Sharpies and Spritsails of Carteret County
Dec. 18 - Ship Life and Wildlife
The Basics of Kayak Fishing
If you've ever wanted to learn the basics of kayak fishing, this is the outing for you!
Ben Wunderly will be your guide as he shows you the basics of saltwater trout fishing from a kayak. Participants should be experienced kayakers at an intermediate or advanced level.
This program is offered October 10 from 11am-3pm and November 8 from 9am-1pm.
Kayaks will be provided but you will need to make sure you have a fishing license and bring a light tackle rod. This program is for ages 12 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations are $55 and can be made by calling (252) 728-7317.
Museum Prepares for Pirate Invasion
Yo ho ho and a bottle of fun! The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is preparing for a scourge of scurvy dogs and the pirates that accompany them this weekend.
Free activities are planned for Friday and Saturday. Children can get their own pirate tattoos, hats, and pirates as we play pirate-themed games.
Adults and kids can take part in a scavenger hunt to collect autographs from "wanted" pirates around town and then collect their booty as a reward.
Make reservations to join our annual pirate luncheon ($15 per person) and dine alongside pirates as you listen to stories of life on the high seas. To reserve a seat at the luncheon, call (252) 728-7317.
QAR Project Update Scheduled
Due to weather conditions, members of the Queen Anne's Revenge Project Team were only able to recover two of the proposed eight cannons during the first segment of the dive season this year. Team members are hoping the weather during the second segment will be more cooperative.
Join Nautical Archaeologist David Moore as he brings you up-to-date on the recovery efforts so far and discusses what work is still to come.
Moore will speak at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Friday, August 2 at 3 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public.
It's almost time for the pirates to take over Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum! Join us on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for some swashbuckling fun. Coinciding with the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion, the Museum prepares for a scourge of scurvy dogs and the pirates that accompany them.
Children can get their own pirate tattoos, hats, and prizes with a number of pirate-themed games. Take part in a scavenger hunt to identify the rapscallions around town and collect your own booty as a reward.
Bring your kids to our annual pirate luncheon where they can dine alongside pirates and hear a few sea stories of life on the high seas. To purchase tickets and reserve your spot, call (252) 728-7317.
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