Westport Maritime Museum

The Westport Maritime Museum is located in the original Coast Guard station for Grays Harbor, built in 1940. Home to a bounty of historic, unique, and iconic artifacts, highlights include exhibits on the general history of the area, the shipwrecks around Grays Harbor, the whaling and fishing economy of past and present, the local cranberry industry, and the original Fresnel lens from the Destruction Island Lighthouse.
Website: westportmaritimemuseum.com

Constructed in 1939, the station housed as many as 20 enlisted men and officers, and its classic Nantucket-style architecture is quintessential maritime design that was popular in the era. By 1973, however, the Westport Coast Guard had increased to 50 personnel and had outgrown the functionality of the station. In 1976 the grounds and building were transitioned to ownership by the City of Westport. Now the station is maintained and operated by the Westport/South Beach Historical Society as a maritime museum displaying a bounty of historic, unique, and iconic artifacts representative of the region. Highlights include exhibits on the general history of the area, the shipwrecks around Grays Harbor, the whaling and fishing economy of past and present, the local cranberry industry, and the original Fresnel lens from the Destruction Island Lighthouse. The Display House also contains the skeletons of a gray whale, a sea lion, and a porpoise.

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Address2201 Westhaven Dr
CityWestport
StateWA
Zip code98595