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North Carolina’s Maritime Heritage: The Ocean and Her People

Program Number: 10533RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/27/2013 - 8/30/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Southern Outer Banks, North Carolina
Price starting at: $431.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 9; 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Hear the tales of pirates and privateers — whalers and watermen — during a fascinating immersion into the history and culture of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Join historical society members for an educational walk through Beaufort and its Old Burying Ground, with opportunities to spot the wild horses that roam on Carrot Island. Examine severe weather systems, and hear the stories of their impact on the community from a nationally published author.




Highlights

• Join author and historian Jay Barnes as he details the culture of local communities and offers insight into the distinctive “Down East” language pattern.
• Take a field trip to Fort Macon and learn about its history from the Civil War until its role in protecting the coast from German U-boats in WWII.
• Examine artifacts raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge.



Activity Particulars

Beach and some paths are not handicapped accessible. Some walking on gravel paths, slightly hilly terrain; golf carts available.



Coordinated by Trinity Conference Center.




Southern Outer Banks

The southern outpost of the scenic barrier islands known collectively as the "Outer Banks" is an ecologically rich region that stands in contrast to the more developed destinations in the north. This relative remoteness lends to quiet beaches, abundant wildlife and tranquil vistas.



Accommodations
Conference center with private beach, nestled in unique maritime forest preserve.
Meals and Lodgings
   Trinity Conference Center
  Salter Path, NC 3 nights
 Trinity Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.
  Contact info: Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com/facilities.html
  Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $40 for the room. Meals extra. Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $40 for the room. Meals extra. Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.
  Check out time: 9:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration at 4PM You will be staying at Trinity Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
Depart after lunch which begins at 11:30 AM You will be staying at Trinity Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site. Long-term parking is between 100-300 feet from rooms.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Salter Path, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Pine Knoll Shores
  Nearest highway: NC Highway 58
  Nearest airport:  New Bern Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Salter Path, NC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

New Bern, NC

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Cherry Cab Co.
phone: 252-447-3101

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$70
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

42.8

   

If flying into New Bern, taxi service is available. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

 

Raleigh, NC

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$45-70/ day
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

170 Miles

   

Renting a car is the only way to get directly from the Raleigh Airport to Trinity Center.

 

Jacksonville, NC

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Carolina Express Transportation
phone: 910-353-3300
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 23 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

50 miles

   

If flying into Jacksonville, taxi service is available. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

 
Driving Directions
  From Highway 24 or Highway 70 From Highway 70: Follow US 70 into Morehead City. Follow signs to Atlantic Beach and cross the bridge onto Bogue Banks. Turn Right at the traffic light onto Highway 58 (West Fort Macon Road). Continue approximately 7 miles. Trinity Center is on the right, between mile markers 9 and 10. (If you pass the blue water tower, you have gone too far!) From Highway 24: Follow NC 24 through Swansboro. At the Highway 24 and 58 intersection, turn right. Cross the bridge to Emerald Isle. Continue approximately 11 miles. Trinity Center is on the left, between mile markers 10 and 9 (just past the blue water tower.)
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Social
(Tuesday, August 27)
   
 Afternoon: Check in at the Registration Office. Wine Social from 5-6pm.
 Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm
 Evening: A short introductory orientation. Followed by program with local historian and story teller.
   
Accommodations: Trinity Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: North Carolina Maritime Museum/Free Time/Area Studies
(Wednesday, August 28)

Note: Walking on side walks and in grave yard creates some tripping hazards. Need to be able to stand and walk for 40 minutes.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am
 Morning: Field trip to the North Carolina Maritime Museum to see artifacts just raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s Flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, study pirates, lighthouses and lifesaving stations, and the world of the men who have struggled to pull their living from treacherous seas from whalers to watermen.
 Lunch: Box Lunch at Maritime Museum from 12-1pm
 Afternoon: From 1-2:30 join Beaufort Historical Society staff in a trip to the old Beaufort Burying grounds. Walk along the sandy paths of one of the state’s oldest cemeteries, and feel the history each grave has to tell. Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, freed blacks, and slaves all rest together in the Old Burying Ground. As early as the eighteenth century, coastal residents were laid to their final rest here in Beaufort. One of the tombs is inscribed with an epitaph that explains the hold Beaufort has over both its living and dead residents: "The form that fills this silent grave,once tossed on ocean's rolling wave,but in a port securely fast he's dropped his anchor here at last.”

2:30-4pm Free time to see some of the many interesting sites in the area. Beaufort was Founded in 1709 and is the third oldest in North Carolina. Originally a Port of Entry and fishing village, Beaufort has a rich maritime history. The historic waterfront district along Taylor’s Creek offers visitors the opportunity to dine and shop while enjoying views of feral horses on Carrot Island and boats from all over the world at the Beaufort Docks.

 Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm
 Evening: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.
   
Accommodations: Trinity Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Fort Macon Field Trip/Local Musicians Concert
(Thursday, August 29)

Note: Walking in fort where the ground is uneven may present some tripping hazards.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am
 Morning: Field Trip to Fort Macon to study its role from the time of the Civil War until its last working days protecting the coast from German U-Boats during WWII
 Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm
 Afternoon: Afternoon Lecture: Today’s modern English language is steeped in the history and culture of past generations. Among the most significant influences on our language has been that of ancient mariners, whose nautical expressions have worked their way into our everyday conversations. Let author and historian Jay Barnes “show you the ropes” in his program that explores the etymology (word origins) of these words and phrases, and offers many surprising examples of “Nautical Terms in Everyday Use.”
 Dinner: Dinner from 6-7 pm
 Evening: Concert by talented local musicians.
   
Accommodations: Trinity Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.
(Friday, August 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am
 Morning: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.
 Lunch: Lunch which begins at 11:30 am
 Afternoon: Depart following lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Salter Path, NC General Overview
There are so many cultural and natural areas of interest in coastal North Carolina. Please read about the many options at Trinity Center's website. For additional information, visit www.trinityctr.com/other.html
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