Island X-1 approached the state with a plan to lease or transfer about 6-acers of land including the historic concrete Chapel-in-the-Pines, constructed by the Seabees in the 1960s, two ammo bunkers and two Quonset huts. A key component was moving the famous Gate Seabee a few hundred yards north to its present position on the Museum grounds.
In order to raise funds, a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation was formed originally made up of members from Island X-1 Davisville.
It’s important to note that this is a Seabee Museum, built by Seabees and volunteers, for Seabees, their families, as well as for the public. The majority of physical support comes from Seabees, their families and friends.
Pictured - Seabees museum in 2008