Maritime/Coastal Archives

A National Endowment for the Humanities grant provided 72 educators, including a pair of East Carolina University faculty members, the opportunity to spend a week in Saipan learning about conflict history outside of museum walls.
Aug 22, 2023
  • Kristen Martin


After three years of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, East Carolina University faculty returned to Saipan to host two week-long residential history and culture programs for K-12 educators. “Saipan’s...

Graphic of student wearing purple shirt and ECU tie with a name tag that says,
Aug 17, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


Over the summer, 20 East Carolina University undergraduates took part in the rewarding and impactful SECU Public Fellows Internship program. The internship program places undergrads with government and nonprofit organizations...

Dietrich Downing works with North Carolina Coastal Federation staff and other interns to research the conditions of North Carolina’s wetlands with East Carolina University's Public Fellows SECU Public Fellows Internship program.
Aug 16, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


It’s the ideal scenario for a Pirate voyaging to a career with an environmental focus: a summer internship with an organization that works to protect, restore and preserve our state’s...

Aug 16, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU involved in first-ever survey of marine bioinvasions from the mid-Atlantic

Warming waters along the mid-Atlantic coast may be contributing to significant changes in the composition of marine species located in the area. Certain non-native creatures can create havoc, covering the...

East Carolina University graduate student Michael Moody captured this drone image showing Sugarloaf Island and Morehead City’s waterfront in November 2022.
Aug 15, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray


There’s nothing like being at the beach in the summer. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling and the science is flowing. Yes, summertime at the beach is synonymous...

East Carolina University sign when entering campus.
Jul 27, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Donors contributed nearly $100 million in philanthropic support for East Carolina University in 2022-23, making it the most successful fiscal year fundraising endeavor of the comprehensive Pursue Gold campaign and...

Jul 13, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Coastal experiences lead ECU’s student to prestigious scholarship

A semester studying at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) on East Carolina University’s Outer Banks Campus launched Christine Chan’s interest in marine science and led to her receiving the Ernest...

Banner Wetland
Jun 22, 2023
  • Ken Buday


Dressed in a neon orange vest and hard hat, East Carolina University engineering student Ariel Lineberger grabs a shovel, spreading gravel that will be the base of a pool in...

Jun 08, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

Memorial exhibit for longtime library employee showcases ship plan

When Joe Barricella looks at the Ralph L. Scott Memorial Exhibit located on the first floor of East Carolina University’s main campus library, many thoughts surface. One of them is...

Kim Kenyon, head conservator for the Queen Anne’s Revenge project at East Carolina University's West Research Campus, looks over a canoe recovered from Lake Waccamaw.
Jun 08, 2023
  • Jules Norwood


The Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Conservation Laboratory at East Carolina University’s West Research Campus is home to thousands of artifacts from the 300-year-old wreck of Blackbeard’s ship. Now it’s also...