Special Events

“Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel!”

October 16, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Join the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport for a night of remembrance and celebration of a community's strength on Thursday, October 16, at the museum's fun fundraiser, "Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel!" Bring your socks and bop to the sounds of the 50's with Tommy Robbins of Shoresound Productions. "Stroll" down memory lane with survivors and see images of past and present, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the storm.

The party starts at 6:30 with a "Low Country Shrimp Boil" dinner at 7:00. Your ticket includes one "Hurricane" drink. Dancing will continue with a cash bar for the evening. Where were you October 16, 1954? Where will you be this year?

$40 Members/ $50 Non-members. The event will be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St., Southport. Call the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for more information 910-457-0003.

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Hurricane Hop: We Survived Hazel

In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, I want to support the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport by making a tax deductible donation.

   Contribute here.

On behalf of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, thank you for your generosity in making the museum an institution for preservation and education in the Lower Cape Fear. Without your contribution, many of our programs and exhibits would not be possible. Keep Maritime History and the stories of Hazel, fisheries, pilots, and your community alive and vibrant – Please support the museum!

Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport.


Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.