We are restoring a United States Coast Guard beach cart which dates to the 1930's. A direct descendant of the carts used by the United States Life-saving Service (USLSS), these carts were used to haul life-saving equipment along the beach during near-shore disasters in order to effect a rescue. Our cart needs to be scraped, painted and have its tires replaced.
The Monomoy Pulling Boat is a descendant of the boats used by the fishermen of Monomoy Island, Massachusetts in the 1730's. The USLSS saw fit to use the design when establishing life-saving stations in that region in the 1870's. Our boat is a reissue of the 1870's design by the US Merchant Marine Academy while training sailors for duty on Liberty Ships during WWII.
Our Diving Demonstration Tank is sure to be the center of attention in our museum. In it we will be able to demonstrate the technology we use to explore shipwrecks and recover artifacts necessary to make an identification. We will also be able to demonstrate the principles and physics of diving, in addition to building and operating small robot-like machines called ROVs.
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