Gallants Channel: Water Access for Educational Programs, North Carolina Maritime Museum Beaufort

Maritime Heritage Foundation of Beaufort, North Carolina, Inc.

This project will develop a new marina and floating docks to provide increased access to the waters of Gallants Channel and the Intracoastal Waterway.  

Counties Impacted:

  • Beaufort
  • Carteret

Public access will be provided to the waterways surrounding Gallants Channel as well as raising citizen awareness of the value of our state’s rich maritime history and culture. Workshops on environmental science and marine biology, engaging seminars about pirates, hands-on sailing programs, and boating safety classes will be featured at Gallants Channel. The marina and floating docks will literally put visitors to the North Carolina Maritime Museum facilities at Gallants Channel on the coastal waters of North Carolina.”

-Jerri Sutton, President, Maritime Heritage Foundation of Beaufort, North Carolina, Inc.



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