Richard Etheridge and the great watermen who served with him in the late 1800s at the only all-black lifesaving station on Pea Island are commemorated by African-American artist James Melvin. Painted in the 1980s, these paintings reside as an exhibit inside the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Access to the exhibit requires aquarium admission.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | James Melvin Gallery
374 Airport Rd
Manteo, NC 27954
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.