• 45°

Underwater Heritage Symposium set for April 7 in Hatteras

On April 7, 2018, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum presents the 5th Underwater Heritage Symposium.

In this day-long event, professional divers and underwater archaeologists team up to offer presentations on diving experiences, underwater photography, history of U-boat war off the coast, and shipwrecks.

Hear their stories based on firsthand experience and discover the amazing history present off the Outer Banks coast.

The symposium opens at 10 a.m. and the stories finish at 5 p.m. Presentations are allotted 40 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.

The agenda features three presentations in this order before a lunch break:

“U-Boats off the North Carolina Coast” by Jim Bunch

“The Sinking of Diamond Shoals Lightship and SS Merak,” by Dave Sommers

“Wreck of Mirlo,” by Marc Corbett

After lunch, five presentations are offered:

“The German Battleship Ostfriestand,” by J.T. Barker

“NOAA’s First Special Use Permit Dives,” by Hal Good

“An Archaeological and Historical Shipwreck Investigation of the Miss Betty J,” by Joyce Steinmetz

“Two Decades before the Mast with Blackbeard,” by David Moore

“Commerce and Conflict: Wilmington, Fort Fisher and Blockade Running During the Civil War,” by John Morris.

For more information, call (252) 986-0720 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit graveyardoftheatatlantic.com.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras. It is at the southern tip of Hatteras Island, just past the North Carolina Ferry Docks.

Lifestyles

Mega Millions ticket sold in Brunswick County wins $2 million prize

News

Judge orders plan for releasing more red wolves into wild

News

Dare school board to stream meetings; revised polices adopted

News

Fleming named Tyrrell County Employee of the Year

Crime

North Carolina man charged in shooting of off-duty deputy

News

Coronavirus outbreaks reported at Dare County congregate living facilities

Crime

Duck Police Department’s monthly report lists variety of incidents

Crime

Ex-Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandal

News

$642,767 Cash 5 jackpot win leaves Craven County retiree feeling ‘blessed’

News

Dare public schools stay with remote learning

News

Dare Planning Board looks at three developments and camping cabins

Crime

Marshals offer $5K reward for arrests in fatal NC shooting

News

Amtrak cancels trains in Virginia, limits route of The Carolinian ahead of inauguration

News

Teen bicyclist dies after collision with car in North Carolina

Crime

Three dead and one hospitalized in apparent domestic case in North Carolina

Crime

Four NC men charged with murder after body found in trunk of car

News

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks

News

North Carolina weekly gas price update

Crime

Family of slain North Carolina man seeks answers decades after his death

News

Martin Luther King Jr. day featured in National Parks

News

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Dare Detention Center

News

Cluster home development approved in Kill Devil Hills

News

Business as usual in Manteo