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East End Seaport Museum specializes in local history and maritime mysteries. One mystery that has long plagued locals is how the restored local lighthouse earned the nickname "Bug Light." In a room dedicated to the landmark, the museum has the answer: originally built in 1870, the lighthouse rests on screw piles; when the tide was out, it looked like a giant water bug. Case closed. Here are some other revelations the museum has in store:
- Size: Four permanent history exhibits, flanked by a host of experiential extras.
- Eye Catcher: the 750-gallon saltwater aquarium, alive with local sea creatures. Fish are a part of maritime history, too, and not just because they carry all of our boats on their backs.
- Permanent Exhibits: the blacksmith shop. Inside the rustic, shack-like building—a replica of an 1870s one—weekend visitors find a real blacksmith at work on a real forge. Sparks literally fly.
- Don't Miss: the narrated lighthouse cruises of the area, which has a higher density of lighthouses than anywhere else in the US. It gets visitors out on the water, amidst brisk sea breezes even the best museum's air conditioning can't re-create.