Oyster and Maritime Museum

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Facility:Oyster and Maritime Museum
Description:Guiding sailors for nearly a century the original Assateague Lighthouse Lens –one of the largest in the country –is reason enough to walk through the door, learning about life on and around the island is reason to stay a while. A group of island women founded the museum in 1965 and it was expanded in 1996. Fascinating exhibits focus on the Chincoteague Oyster so renowned in Civil War times that the island didn’t succeed from the Union in part to avoid a blockade of its shellfish to Yankee ports. Along with traditional tools used in the oyster industry there’s a wealth of information on the gathering and processing of the bivalves, once a major part of the island’s economy.
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Address 1:7125 Maddox Blvd
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City:Chincoteague Island
State/Province:VA
Zip Code:23336
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