The North Carolina Maritime History Council came together in 1988 when a group of individuals involved in the maritime history field began meeting informally to share information and to discuss issues of mutual concern. In 1990 the North Carolina Maritime History Council was incorporated with the mission to identify and encourage historical and educational projects that have as their purpose the enhancement and preservation of the state’s maritime history and culture, and that create public awareness of that heritage.
Over the years the NC Maritime History Council has supported a variety of projects and programs to help encourage advancement and awareness of maritime history. Currently these projects include the annual NC Maritime History Council’s annual conference, the NC historic vessel registry, and the annual publication of Tributaries. Become a member today to benefit from these projects, and help support North Carolina’s maritime heritage.
The North Carolina Maritime History Council has a diverse membership, which includes organizations as well as individual members. We invite you to join us in what has proven to be a voyage of discovery.
The North Carolina Maritime History Council is working with local boat owners to encourage the preservation of the vessels that remain by registering and recognizing their significance to North Carolina.