Fort Pierce in contrasts

After spending the week so far shopping, eating, and working on boat projects, we spent today touring a bit of Fort Pierce.  Fort Pierce served as the base and training ground for the units that became the Navy SEALs.  So, we visited the Navy SEAL museum.  The WWII exhibits were especially nice.  They also had a few vehicles and hands on exhibits like this one:

Ready for action.  Navy SEAL museum, Fort Pierce

Ready for action. Navy SEAL museum, Fort Pierce

They have the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama (that was hijacked by pirates in 2009).  The episode ended with Navy SEAL snipers taking out the remaining three pirates who held the captain hostage in this lifeboat.

Maersk Alabama Lifeboat, Fort Pierce

Maersk Alabama Lifeboat, Fort Pierce

Our tender/dinghy is starting to show it’s age.  We wondered whether this speedster might be a bit too much as a replacement. Perhaps we don’t need the full 2 x 2285 HP.

Mark V Special Operations Craft, Navy SEAL museum, Fort, Pierce

Mark V Special Operations Craft, Navy SEAL museum, Fort, Pierce

Still, we gave her a thorough test run.  If only we can get the two helmsmen going in the same direction, perhaps this will be the boat for our family.

Mark V Special Operations Craft, Fort Pierce

Mark V Special Operations Craft, Fort Pierce

Later in the day, we visited the Manatee visitor center.  It was small, but a lot of fun.  We thought this picture was a bit different from the one above in inflatable the attack boat.  Agree?

Manatee Visitor Center, Fort Pierce

Manatee Visitor Center, Fort Pierce

 

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3 Responses to Fort Pierce in contrasts

  1. Buck says:

    Did you find a Manatee cookbook ?

  2. ted says:

    That’s a really cute contrast, especially with Anna. She can be so cute, and yet in the right mood I’d bet she’d could fight like a marine.

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