People who craft ships inside bottles do not always receive a great deal of attention in the highbrow art world. Some, like Jim Goodwin of Charlotte, have achieved true folk art status with their creations of intricate and historically accurate ships. Goodwin focuses mainly on building ships that have a connection to the Carolinas. Many of replicas are of ships that were built in the state, captained by local pirates, or were wrecked along the state's treacherous shores. Goodwin, a history buff, teaches geology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.