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Workboats of Core Sound Signing with Lawrence Earley!

Scuttlebutt Nautical Books and Bounty, 433 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Come get a signed copy of Workboats of Core Sound! In eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihood and to maintain connections with one another and with the world. As Lawrence S. Earley discovered, each workboat has stories to tell. The rich history of these hand-built wooden fishing boats and the people who work them lies at the heart of this evocative new book. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Jennifer Hergenroeder


Morehead City, NC


Morehead City, NC.—On Friday April 25th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Morehead City. The ships will be docked at the Sanitary Fish Restaurant, 501 Evans St., until their departure early Monday morning May 5th.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email . Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at
The ships arrive on Thursday April 24th, and there will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.


7th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront

7th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

The 2014 Crystal Coast Boat Show, at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, on May 17th and 18th is shaping up to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. “Last year, we had so many boats we had a problem finding space for them. This year looks like it will be even bigger,” said Captain Steve Miller, the chairman of the Boat Show Committee.

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups. The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 17, 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 18, 11am to 4pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Live entertainment will be provided during the Boat Show weekend at Jaycee Park. The bands performing will be the Carteret Community Sunshine Band (10:30am), Loose Cannons Band (noon) and Six Pack of Gentlemen (3pm) on Saturday and the All Night Long Jazz Band is featured at noon on Sunday.

Plans are underway for a bigger and better ARTrageous art event held all weekend on the waterfront in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County. At the art event, children’s activities are planned throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, May 18th, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 41st annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

Then, on Sunday, May 18th at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at noon. Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. There will be free entertainment. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams, including a special prize to the 1st place winner: a Key to the City presented by the Mayor of Morehead City. To register email

The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the DMCRA hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display, and the Christmas Parade.

For more information, go to or or call 252-8080440.