Where Were the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina
Since the Colonial period, inhabitants of the Outer Banks of North Carolina processed right whales to augment their existence until the turn of the 20th century. What began as drift-whale scavenging became organized hunts. This study examines ex situ material culture found within the state of the North Carolina. These artifacts, from both public and private collections, are currently all that remain from this ephemeral industry. This presentation explores what the artifacts can tell us about the industry, the people that plied it, and the quarry they pursued. Presenter: Ryan Bradley, Program Maritime Studies, East Carolina University. Free program.
The program will also be streamed LIVE during a 6 p.m. online presentation at http://csi.northcarolina.edu/ustream.
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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.