Life Saving Station Museum
While you are visiting Ocean City, you should check out the Life-Saving Station Museum. The museum was originally known as the Ocean City Life-Saving Station. The life-saving station was part of the coastal system which was established by the United States Treasury Department for the saving of vessels in distress and lives that were in peril upon the water. It later became the US Coast Guard. Guests can explore fascinating exhibits in the course of the visit.
The Life-Saving Museum has a variety of fascinating exhibits that deal with different topics. One of the exhibits is known as Surf’s Up. James Collins crafted the first 13 foot surfboards in Ocean City out of Mahogany. The evolution of the surfboard in Ocean City is just as unique as the town itself. Over time the surfboard has changed as well as the fashions, attitudes, and the public’s perception of what being a surfer is all about.
Another exhibit at the museum is known as the Aquarium Room. The room has two 250 gallon tanks and other aquariums that are filled with sea creatures indigenous to Ocean City waters. There are creatures such as fish, seahorses, and sharks. There is a shark jaw exhibit that offers visitors a close-up look at the teeth of a tiger shark and also includes other sharks that swim the oceans wide.
Another exhibit at the Life-Saving Museum is known as Sands From Around the World. At the exhibit, guests can compare Ocean City’s sand to sand from places such as Russia, Iceland, Australia, and Hawaii. Along with the fascinating exhibits, the museum also hosts special events throughout the year.