Cape Lookout Designated Natural Heritage Area

On May 23rd, 1986 the Cape Lookout National Seashore was designated a North Carolina Natural Heritage Area.

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NCMM Moves to Front Street

On May 18th, 1985 the new North Carolina Maritime Museum opened on Front Street. Prior to the move from Turner Street the Museum was known as the Hampton Mariners Museum in honor of Roy Wade Hampton of Plymouth, North Carolina, Chairman of the N.C. Department of Conservation and Development.

Louise Howard Stranded

On May 14th, 1921 the fishing schooner Louise Howard stranded on the bar entrance to Beaufort Harbor during a strong gale. The ship was about 5 miles south of the Fort Macon Coast Guard Station. The Louise Howard’s home port was New York. She was in North Carolina waters engaging in shark fishing and carried nearly a ton of dynamite on board.