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“Coast Gaurd Station” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station
4201 First Street, East Beach, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912 638-4666
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Greensburg pa
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“Coast Gaurd Station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is by far the best Coast Gaurd Station I have visited. The staff is very friendly, and knowlwdgable. It is an interactive self guided tour. Numerous displays, Overall very nice.

Visited April 2013
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New York
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“Learning about life as a coast guardsman”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

An enjoyable and informative visit with a cardboard guardsman leading you around and giving interesting information on recordings and in letters to his parents. Covers the period of
WWII and surprised to learn there was some enemy activity off this coast.

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Nice Museum at Best Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Museum is in an interesting historical building located at the best beach on St. Simons Island.
The displays are a little weak-where are the Coast Guard boats? The Life Boats? How many people did they save, or train?
Doesn't cost much, but the weakest Museum I've been to that's run by The Georgia Coastal Historical Society.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A lot of history in a tiny spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Interesting information about the area during World War II. If I had learned it at one time I had forgotten. Very well done for a small museum. Good exhibits. You can even climb a ladder to an observation deck. Located at a big beach access point with lots of parking.

Visited March 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“Loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very cool. You can climb to the top of the coast guard center. When you get to the third floor, there is a ladder that brings you to the top. Very exciting. Great view!

Visited March 2013
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