This is a small museum in the old Coast Guard station. It has a good collection of artifacts both from the Coast Guard and Lighthouse and also from the local community.
They also have displays on ships and shipwrecks, fishing and whaling, cranberries, logging, the local community, the ocean and ocean life and have a children's discovery area.
They also have the first order Fresnel Lens from the Destruction Island lighthouse. It had its own building constructed to display it. The displays in here are a little sparse but hopefully they are working on it. It is a beautiful lens and when the volunteer who was on duty offered to take my photo standing in front of it I was happy to let her. I'm amazed that lenses that sophisticated could be made given the primitive technology of the time.
There are some skeletons, including a whale, outside in a separate building. It has glass walls so the skeletons can be seen even if the main building is closed.
The museum is run by a small group of volunteers and they have obviously done the best they can with the usual constraints of time and resources that a volunteer group has. There is a small fee to get in but it is well worth it. If you go to the lighthouse, show them your ticket and they will give you a dollar off (and also the reverse if you went to the Lighthouse first).
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