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The Culture and Music of the Ocean

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Explore the history, culture, languange and music of the proud coastal peoples who left their mark on the Outer Banks from pirates and privateers to whalers, fishermen and watermen. Begin by studying the oral history and artifacts of the men and women who pulled their living from the ocean and surrounding waters during a field trip to the Maritime Museum. Classes with a noted historian-humorist featuring the local communities and their fascinating language patterns will help uncover the unique "Down-East" culture of Carteret County. And learn about the lives of the sailors who have plied these waters from the "age of sail" to the "age of sonar." Let the songs and stories of these voyagers give insight into their minds, lives and experiences.

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