A huge part of local and marine history is in desperate need of restoration. The Man in the Sea Museum in Panama City Beach contains a priceless collection of equipment and vessels used to explore underwater.
The museum, located on Back Beach Road, just west of Highway 79 is home to the U.S. Navy's Sealab 1, one of the museum's largest displays. But the original sealab is in desperate need of restoration.
The sealab now sits outside of the museum but it once changed the face of the sea floor habitat and showed how divers were able to live for long periods of time underwater.
Museum officials are hoping to raise funds for the restoration at an upcoming oyster bash. The oyster bash will be Friday, January 20th from 3p.m. to 7pm at the dive lab on Moylan Road.
If you would like more information about how to help, check out www.maninthesea.org.