Fenwick Island, Delaware: DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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Address:
708 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE
Directions:
On the southbound side of Coastal Hwy, just south of its intersection with W. Bayard St., only few blocks north of the Delaware-Maryland state line. In a strip mall, on the second floor above Sea Shell City.
Hours:
Summer daily (except W) 11-8. Fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
302-539-9366
Admission:
Free. Donations appreciated.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum.

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
Gold and silver bars, emerald bricks, goblets, jewels, flintlocks and swords, a 10-foot-long gold chain meant for the queen of Spain, and at least two treasure chests. Much of it was found in and around Delaware. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/15/2018]

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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum.

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

I haven't stopped talking about this find since I left there earlier today. Deceptively occupying the upper floor of a shell gift shop, you enter the Shipwreck Museum through the gift shop and are instantly blown away. Before you is just a portion of the largest private shipwreck collection in the country. This museum is a gem, with a larger-than-life display of shipwreck treasure and other items pulled from the bottom of the sea.

Displayed behind glass, items from such famous ships as the Titanic, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Empress of Ireland, and the Nuestra Seora de Atocha (among countless others). The owner, Dale Clifton, has clearly been there, done that in the field of shipwrecks and treasure hunting; really nice guy, and he took the time to answer all my questions (and I had many of them).

[Jody High, 06/01/2018]

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