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“Seabees--unknown history”

Seabee Museum and Memorial Park
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

A quick 50 min. to tour the whole facility including talking to some of the Seabees. Quite interesting since they are little known--had quite a role in historical wars. The whole Quonset area was once their home base until the state govt. shut the base down. Some nice picture opportunities.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

A tribrute to all who served in the United States Navy Sea bees. My husband was stationed there before his deployment to Vietnam. He wanted to revisit his past service time. I enjoyed going to this site to revisit his memories with him. Although it was a little emotional for me viewing the monuments of the young men lost to the vietnam war. I have a great respect for all that have served this country, especially since I grew up a navy brat during the vietnam war years.

Thank shelleytemperance
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Reviewed 2 December 2010

This small museum showcases the history of the US Navy Seabees (construction troops who support the Marines). Not affiliated with the Navy, it is operated by former Seabees and one will probably be happy to give you a personal tour.

In addition to being the location of the first Seabee training base this is also where the famous Quonset hut was developed. It museum is actually a collection of half a dozen hisotric Quonset huts. Also on the grounds is the world's only concrete chapel, but by Seabees in the 1960s, the largest statue of a Seabee (an angry bee in sailor garb holding tools and a machine gun), and a memorial to the Seabees killed in the Gulf Wars.

A small store sells Seabee related merchandise, or you can go next door to a new department store.

Thank 124C41NewEngland
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