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St. Lucie County's Regional History Center

The present home of the USS Muliphen AKA-61 artifacts.

Location:  414 Seaway Drive.  Fort Pierce, Florida 34949


Telephone:  (772) 462-1795

Center Hours:  Open - Wednesday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Center Hours:   Open - Sunday Noon - 4 pm

Center Hours:   Closed - Mondays, Tuesdays and Holidays

Admission:  Adults $4.00 and Seniors 55+ $3.00 (Children 6 12 $1.50) May 2012 rates

Audio Tour available "free of charge"

Staff contact:  Ms. Nancy Bennett @ (772)462-1795

HISTORY:  The Muliphen was sunk approximately 14 miles east of Fort Pierce and is presently used for recreational diving and a fish reef.  Just prior to the sinking and during the salvaging period.  Several items were gather and donated to the History Center for display and storage.  Ms. Bennett is actively seeking additional historical artifacts related to the Muliphen for display or storage.  The Center has on display a "Higgins Boat" (circa 1969) although this boat was not an actual Muliphen boat, the center has repainted and updated the boat with the Muliphen identification.  Ms. Bennett has assured me that if they receive any artifacts in reference to the Muliphen, they will properly displayed or store for posterity.  

Some of you might remember the "1-MC" and our pre-AC "fan", "Wardroom Ashtray", Ship's Commemorative Wheel", "Shore Patrol Night Stick" and a "Baseball Uniform".  (These items have been carefully restored and are on display)