Mission: The primary mission of the organization is to provide support for the north caroline maritime museum at southport, a state owned and operated maritime museum. The friends organization provides resources to house the museum and to fund educational programs for visitors to the museum.
Programs: Providing support to the north carolina maritime museum at southport, a state owned and operated maritime museum. Support includes obtaining facilities to house the museum due to budget restraints of the state. Facilities were leased from the city of southport under a long-term lease and renovations in the amount of $218,931 enabled the museum to relocate and continue to preserve the maritime history and educate visitors. Support also includes educational programs and exhibit rehabitation.