The Westport South Beach Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of the South Beach, with an emphasis on the impact of local natural resources on the regional growth and development in our maritime community.
Our historic museum building was built in 1939 to serve as the Coast Guard's Lifeboat Station, Grays Harbor. The Colonial Revival structure served in that role until 1972 when a new station was built several blocks to the South. The Maritime Museum opened in the Old Coast Guard building in 1985.
Exhibits in the main building include:
- The Coast Guard on the South Beach
- Cranberry Growing
- Life on the Edge of the ocean
- Whales and Whaling.
- Destruction Island Lens Exhibit
There is also a Discovery Room that is hands-on ways to learn about the
ocean and marine life.
Adjacent to the main building are two Whale Houses that exhibit sea mammal skeletons.
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