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Captain Horatio Sinbad is North Carolina's only officially commissioned privateer. He dreamed of being a pirate when he saw the movie Treasure Island at the age of eight and later ran away from home at sixteen to join the crews of sailing ships in the Caribbean. He legally changed his name to Sinbad twenty-seven years ago. He built the ship he sails, the MEKA II, by hand, and it is his only home. The first Meka went down in a hurricane 100 miles off Norfolk, and Sinbad spent nine hours in the water before rescue. Sinbad is the reason the Americas' Sail 2006 is coming to the waters off Carteret County in the summer of 2006. He won a race in the Americas' Sail 2002 in the waters off Jamaica and won the right to choose the port for the next sailing competition. He chose Beaufort for his home port.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 2006, p14-17, il, por Periodical Website
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After closing two-and-a-half years for expansion and renovation, the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium reopened in May 2006. Lea discusses the renovation project and describes exhibits in the mountain, Piedmont, coastal plains, and ocean galleries. The simulated environments have been praised as being indistinguishable from the real thing. Of the three state aquariums, the one at Pine Knoll Shores is the only one with access to natural seawater for the exhibit tanks.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 2006, p22-30, 32, il Periodical Website
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Over 60 descendants of John Burgwin (Burgwyn) gathered at the North Carolina Museum of Art for the presentation of a portrait of their colonial ancestor by English painter John Singleton Copley, one of the best-known artists of the 18th century. John Burgwin, born in Wales, became a successful businessman and officer-holder in colonial North Carolina.
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After nearly 80 years of moving exhibits and transferring leadership from agency to agency, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort has been at its current location for the last 20 years, with facilities in Southport and Roanoke Island.
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There was a time in North Carolina's history when pirates were a persistent and unwelcome presence along the coastal waterways. Perhaps one of the most infamous pirates, was Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 2006, p85-86, il, f Periodical Website
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16692
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Recent approaches to coastal issues are taking on an interdisciplinary and cooperative approach in order to solve complex issues.
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It's not easy to choose a place to eat in Wilmington. North Carolina's Port City offers a multitude of eateries to explore for the gastro-tourist to the pub enthusiast.
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