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Research Topics

TitanicTitanic

Titanic rests on a muddy plain, its well-preserved decks and artifacts a powerful reminder of the ship as it was, the people who lived and worked on it, and its loss.

Voyage to DiscoveryVoyage to Discovery

Journey through time to discover the untold stories of African-Americans and the sea through education, archaeology, science - and underwater exploration!

Voyage to DiscoveryBattle of the Atlantic

During the first half of 1942, war raged off the shores of North Carolina. Explosions were seen and heard from the shore, oil washed up on the beaches, and dozens of valuable ships were sent to the bottom.

Maritime Archaeology iconMaritime Archaeology

Maritime archaeology is the study of past human cultures with an emphasis on how humans interacted with the world's oceans, lakes and river systems.

Whaling iconWhaling

There's no doubt that the history of American whaling is a significant part of our national maritime heritage, for it is a topic that encompasses historic voyages.

Native Culture iconNative Cultures

The Maritime Heritage Program seeks to support research into seafaring traditions and the preservation of maritime folklore and knowledge.

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