Carteret County is racing to get ready for the tall ships. One tall ship is already here. It's a replica of the Nina. Folks have the chance to board the vessel and learn about history. Beaufort, Morehead City, and Carteret County as a whole, are preparing for the 100,000 plus people who are expected to visit when the rest of the tall ships arrive in Eastern Carolina in late June, early July. There are hotel rooms still available in the surrounding areas for the week of the event, June 30 through July 5.