Coast Guard Museum Northwest

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Coast Guard Museum Northwest
USCG Museum NW - Coast Guard Academy exhibit.jpg
Established 1988
Location Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°35′26″N 122°20′16″W / 47.5906°N 122.3377°W / 47.5906; -122.3377
Type Coast guard
Website Coast Guard Museum Northwest

The Coast Guard Museum Northwest (sometimes written as "Coast Guard Museum/Northwest") is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the United States Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest. The museum is located on the property of Coast Guard Station Seattle on the Elliott Bay waterfront south of Downtown, Seattle, Washington. It covers the full range of Coast Guard roles, ranging from protecting shores, lives and property to lighthouses and lightships, from life-saving stations to rescue boats, from buoy tenders to icebreakers and weather ships and from modern aircraft to patrol boats and cutters. The museum admittance is free of charge.

History[edit]

Coast Guard Museum Northwest houses thousands of artifacts and a library with over 3,000 books and periodicals about U.S. Coast Guard and Pacific Northwest maritime history, over 2,500 historical documents, clippings and vessel plans, and over 15,000 photographs. Among the exhibits are numerous detailed ship models, portions of historic ships, Coast Guard uniforms, lenses from lighthouses and buoys, and the Coast Guard flag carried on the first Space Shuttle flight.[1]

Coast Guard Museum Northwest (2007)

Collections[edit]

Besides ship models, some of the numerous artifacts on display include:

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Other Coast Guard Museums[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coast Guard Museum/Northwest, official site, accessed 2009-09-30.

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