Road Scholar Programs
Living with the Ocean: North Carolina's Maritime HeritageBack to Program List
Programs on lighthouses, lifesaving stations, traditional watercraft, fisheries and whaling introduce a proud
maritime heritage of the coastal people. Participants may learn the history, architecture and current uses of North
Carolina's lighthouses and life saving stations. Perhaps they will learn about the biology of whales, the thrill
of the hunt, human uses of them, and the art of scrimshaw.
Field trips include a visit to the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina. There, participants may learn about
the pirates of North Carolina, especially Blackbeard. The staff at the museum gives participants time to explore
the facilities on their own. Don't miss their extensive shell collection and watercraft center, a working boat
and model shop. The museum is a walking tour, but is handicapped-accessible. Transportation to and from the facility
is provided by the Museum.