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Central Coast Maritime Museum Association (Nonprofit)

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They are expanding this museum and it will eventually be great for this small town

We are excited to come back and see the expansion and new displays this museum will have. It was... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
2mchfn
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Monterey
Wild Water Machines

Small in size but fascinating in a giant way. This little collection is really well done for as... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
SueFromWinnipeg
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Visit a rescue boat exhibit on the Embarcadero in Morro bay. The highlight is the DSRV Avalon; one of only two search and rescue submarines of its kind. You can also see a US Coast Guard rollover boat, designed to carry out rescues in in rough seas...more
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Morro Bay Ca 93443, Morro Bay, CA 93443-1775
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Being someone that depended on the Avalon and it's sister deep sea rescue vessel while in the submarine service I was pleasantly pleased to see the Avalon on display with all the pertinent information.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

There seems to be no there, there. The picture shows a submersable rescue vehicle which is just off the street, parking lot and sidewalk but there was no open museum when we were there. It seemed to be under construction.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We are excited to come back and see the expansion and new displays this museum will have. It was still interesting walking around what they currently have. Couple it with a walk out to Morro Rock and it is worth a nice couple of hours.

1  Thank 2mchfn
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Small in size but fascinating in a giant way. This little collection is really well done for as much as they have accomplished. A small (so far) gathering of interesting water and underwater craft provides an insight into what it takes to manage major waters....More

1  Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This feature is under development and will soon have an indoor experience to go with the outdoor display. The museum adds to the ambiance of the city of Morro Bay, and is easily accessible.

Thank adelaidetaylor
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the submarine really interesting on the construction of it. Being built by Lockheed Martin struck me as odd. Deep submersible is really cool

1  Thank Pblue2001
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Get out and read the signs...interesting story about early submersibles designed to save sailors trapped in submarines..

1  Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Reviewed April 12, 2017

There are not really established exhibits yet but it sure looks promising. They do have a rescue vehicle for downed submarines that will blow your mind. They also have an old trawler that saved victims of an oil tanker sunk off the shores nearby by...More

1  Thank Richard Del J
Reviewed December 19, 2016

This small collection of interesting vessels was a neat part of our stroll around town. I believe the association has bigger plans for the future, but for now it's just 4 or 5 vessels near the docks. We love things nautical, and enjoyed seeing the...More

1  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed November 19, 2016

The central coast maritime museum is a small collection of boats. We enjoyed seeing the undersea rescue boat which was built after the thresher went down. The parking area is also host to classic car exhibits sometimes on saturdays. It is worth a fifteen minute...More

2  Thank Stephen K
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