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November 21, 2012

NOAA announces new Outer Banks Maritime Heritage Trail webpage

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMPosts

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NOAA has just announced the debut of their Outer Banks Maritime Heritage Trail website. It looks like a great one! The website houses videos that highlight some of the most iconic locations along the Outer Banks, oral histories from residents that personally experienced WWII along the East Coast, and multiple images. The website shares a wealth of information related to the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks, a 200-mile long series of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. This area was so dangerous to seafarers that its vast number of shipwrecks have earned it the nickname "The Graveyard of the Atlantic." Its great to see such a great webpage resulting from the work that NOAA and other agencies have conducted in that region.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

November 16, 2012

11/16-17/2012: Sea Your History Weekend

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

We are having our first Sea Your History Weekend starting Friday November 16 with events on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday at 3:00 there is a Lost Ships Archaeo Tour lead by Chuck Meide, Director of LAMP. Paul Johnston, the Curator of Maritime Archaeology from the Smithsonian will also be on hand. Folks can buy tickets on our website or at the counter for $24.00.

Paul Johnston will be joining the Tower Club Haunted Pub Crawl as well on Friday evening at 7:00 PM. Join us for a night of spirits and . . . more spirits! Those who buy these tickets will get in for the lecture on Saturday as well.

Saturday at 6:30 AM Kathleen McCormick, Lighthouse & Museum Director of Collections, will be hosting a Sunrise Tour. Come watch the sunrise from the best view in town!

Saturday at 9:00 AM until around 1:00 PM there will be a boatbuilding demonstration. This is free with paid admission so come by and check out our boatbuilders planking a traditional flat-bottomed spritsail skiff!

Saturday at 11:00 AM Paul Johnston, underwater archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institution, will present on the history of maritime archaeology at the Smithsonian. This event is free with admission.

Sea Your History is a series of weekend events that is being paid for by a grant from the Tourist Development Council.

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