In the fall of 2013 and the summer of 2014, graduate students from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Students, in collaboration with the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute, carried out a project recording six watercraft from a
collection of historical small watercraft collected and maintained by the Whalehead Preservation Trust in Currituck County, North Carolina.
This volume contains six chapters that serve as the technical reports concerning these six vessels. Each chapter reports the process of recording the boats and their histories and also
engages in interpretation and analysis of the form, function, and methods of construction. In some cases, examinations of modifications, repairs, and wear and tear are also made.
The publication intends to communicate the results of maritime-focused historic preservation activities concerning a small part of Currituck County’s legacy of boat-building.
The report is the 23rd in the report series of the Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University. The publication is
co-edited by Dr. Nathan Richards (ECU and CSI) and Dr. David Stewart (ECU) with co-written chapters by ECU graduate students Jeremy Borrelli, Ryan Bradley, Kara Davis, Chelsea Freeland, Phillip Hartmeyer, Sara Kerfoot, Kelci Martinsen, Allison Miller, Michele Panico, Adam Parker, Julie Powell, Alyssa Reisner, William Sassorossi, Emily Steedman, Sonia Valencia, Jeneva Wright, and Caitlin Zant.
The report is available for sale via the print-on-demand press Lulu.com in the following formats:
- Perfect-bound paperback, color cover, black and white interior, $15
- Perfect-bound paperback, color cover, color interior, $30
Proceeds from sale support the continued production of the report series.