By Outer Banks Voice on July 30, 2022
A listing of August programs at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum presents its 2022 Salty Dawgs Speaker Series that features 23 presenters on North Carolina maritime history and culture including topics on piracy, shipwrecks, whaling, sea shanties and the mystery of the Lost Colony. The speakers are historians, divers, maritime history Masters candidates, musicians, professors, researchers, and authors. These talks are scheduled on Tuesdays from through September at 11 a.m. They run 30-45 minutes. The public is invited. No reservations are necessary. Call 252-986-0723 for more information. Here are the August presenters:
JR Shanty Co, comprised of wife and husband team Julianne Laird and Richard Workman, is an instrumental and vocal folk duo, which performs traditional sea shanties and songs of the sea. Featuring instrumentals on guitar and cello, these lifelong music educators energetically share the history behind sailing work songs, ballads, and legends with humor and authenticity.
Allyson Ropp, a doctoral student in the Integrated Coastal Studies Program at East Carolina University, explores the histories of some of the vessels lost along Wimble Shoals and northern Hatteras Island, as well as the overall near shore and offshore wrecking trends of the area.
Winston Sandahl, a maritime history major at East Carolina University, will talk about Shore Whaling on Shackleford Banks during the period right before the residents of the island migrated to the mainland.
Lydia Downs, a Masters candidate at East Carolina University working on the cultural meanings and preservation of a native American canoe in North Carolina, will focus on the Coharie Tribe in North Carolina to tell the story of their newly repatriated dugout canoe.