Reopening the Seabee Chapel in the Pines


During World War II, Quonset was home to a U.S. Naval base which was the original home of the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, known as the “Fighting Seabees.”

For decades, Seabees and their families were married and baptized children in the “Chapel in the Pines.” They gathered to worship, and they prayed for safe deployments as they shipped out to posts around the world.

In 1990, nearly two decades after the decommissioning of the Quonset Naval Air Station, the Seabee Chapel was closed due to extensive water damage. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of a committed team of loyal Seabee veterans, volunteers, and donors, the chapel has now been restored to its former glory and is reopening to the public.

The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park is hosting a celebration on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Seabee Chapel in the Pines at 21 Iafrate Way, North Kingstown.

We invite you to join the Seabee community to commemorate the history of the chapel and honor the dedicated veterans who worked to restore it.

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