The history and corrosivity of the marine atmospheric test site at Kure Beach, NC (USA) is
briefly reviewed. At the close of 2005, long-term exposure of specimens in the "Museum
Area" was concluded. Examples of long-term marine atmospheric exposures and results are
described for: (a) steel specimens thermal-sprayed with Al and Zn (exposed in 1952), (b)
"Statue of Liberty” galvanic couple specimens (exposed in 1984), and (c) stainless steels and
other materials (exposed in 1940 and 1941).