The North Carolina Maritime Museum is the featured ACBS Associate Member this week.

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is also a member of the RDC Triangle Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  ACBS recognizes the Museum with gratitude for their support of our organization since they became an Associate Member eleven years ago. 

This Museum resides on three campuses along the North Carolina Coast; Hatteras, Beaufort, and South Port.  The longest running wooden boat show in the southeast is held each May at the Beaufort location.  Along with boats to see and things to do, there are lessons for visitors such as Nautical Knot Tying and free sailboat rides. 

From the Museum’s Beaufort website: “The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship,Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages.”

The Hatteras location is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The Southport branch focuses on the maritime history of the lower Cape Fear River, and contains a detailed and fascinating collection that covers shipwrecks, piracy, the Civil War, commercial fishing, hurricanes, and a number of other natural and man-made events that have left a permanent mark on the North Carolina coast.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society appreciates the extra support given to our organization by Associate Members.  Click here to see this year’s list of Associate Members.

If you or your business would like to support the Antique and Classic Boat Society by being an ACBS Associate Member, you may join here or contact ACBS Executive Director Dan Gyoerkoe at or call (315) 686-2628.

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