Lecture Series

Submerged NC: Conservation of USS Monitor - Past, Present, and Future

Tue, May 18, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

In 1987, The Mariners' Museum and Park partnered with NOAA to be the official repository of artifacts raised from the nation's first national marine sanctuary.

Submerged NC: The Submarine Blitzkrieg against North America and the U.S. Response - December 1941 to August 1942

Tue, May 11, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

During World War II, the ships and men of the U.S. Merchant Marine transported vast quantities of war materials, supplies, equipment, and troops needed to fight the war. These merchant seamen faced many of the same dangers as U.S. Navy sailors. One in 26 merchant mariners serving aboard merchant ships during the war died in the line of duty, suffering a greater percentage of war-related deaths than all other U.S. uniformed services.

Submerged NC: World War II's Battle of the Atlantic - When the War Came to America

Thu, May 6, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm

In 1942, German U-boats stalked merchant and Allied vessels off the U.S. East Coast. In the first six months of 1942, over 85 ships sank off the North Carolina coast alone, with over 1,200 casualties. By war's end, 90 ships laid at rest on the bottom of the sea, and nearly 1,700 men made the ultimate sacrifice.

Submerged NC: Hurricane Hazards and Science - The National Hurricane Center's Role in Providing Life-saving Information

Tue, May 4, 2021, 9:30 - 10:30am

Andy Latto, Hurricane Specialist, National Hurricane Center

Submerged NC: Kid Power - How North Carolina Kids Took on Marine Debris

Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Join Jenna Hartley, North Carolina State University PhD student, as she details her PhD research project involving the power of young people as community change-agents on the topic of marine debris.

Submerged NC: Driven Ashore and Gone to Pieces – Beach Wrecks of North Carolina

Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Join Stephen Atkinson, Assistant State Archaeologist, as he explores the history behind the many beached shipwrecks that dot the North Carolina coastline.

Submerged NC: USS Monitor – America's Most Historic Ironclad

Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Step back to 1862 to learn how the USS Monitor was key in saving the Union.

Submerged NC: Science of Conservation

Tue, Mar 23, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Kimberly Kenyon, senior conservator for the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, shares why conservation is so critical to archaeology and some of the processes involved.

Submerged NC: Oases for Marine Life - Shipwrecks in 3D

Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Join Dr. Avery Paxton to explore how North Carolina shipwrecks form homes for a diversity of marine life.

Submerged NC: Hidden Beneath the Waves - Exploring North Carolina's Underwater Cultural Heritage

Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Partnering since 1975, NOAA and the state of North Carolina work to research, honor, and protect the hallmarks of North Carolina’s underwater cultural heritage: shipwrecks.