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Adirondack Museum: (NY) The Adirondack Museum, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains on the edge of the small village of Blue Mountain Lake in Upstate New York, is a regional museum of history and art whose specialties are in maritime collections -- 12,000 square-feet of exhibits on boats and boating.
Admiral Nimitz Museum: (TX) In the middle of Texas, a significant maritime museum located in Fredericksburg which focuses on the life and times of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in the hotel his grandfather built in 1855. Soon, the adjacent George Bush Gallery will open and become the National Museum of the Pacific War which will also include the original Nimitz Hotel Museum site and an outdoor exhibition area with aircraft and other exhibits. The website should be visited as well as the museum itself.
Alexandria Seaport Foundation: (VA) The Alexandria Seaport Foundation takes the best of our maritime past to meet the needs of today and to prepare us for the challenges of the future Along the Potomac River on Alexandria's waterfront the Seaport Foundation runs the Craddock Boat Building School, restores historic watercraft and conducts a marine environmental sciences program.
American Canal Society: (VA) The American Canal Society, through its webpages, provides general information to members and "visiting" vanal buffs. The visitor may access files on canal related river navigation, canal history and archaeology in the United States and Canada; upcoming events, tours and conferences; specific canal societies and information resources & publications, and highlights from the newsletter of the Society. Other canal information is also available.
American Merchant Marine Museum: (NY) Located at the American Merchant Marine Academy in NY, the museum is the national repository and exhibition center depicting America's maritime past.
Antique Boat Museum: (NY) Formerly the Thousand Islands Museum, the collection of antique boats makes this museum one of the best places to see those old Chris Crafts and many, many more.
Arkansas River Historical Society Museum: (OK) Museum highlights the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and focuses on the River's historical past.
Baltimore Maritime Museum: (MD) Centers on preserved vessels. Somewhat of a "Tourist Bureau" presentation as opposed to a researcher's delight, but worth the virtual visit.
Bar Harbor Whale Museum: (ME) The museum focuses on the mammals and animals found in the Gulf of Maine.
Battleship Cove: (MA)Explore the world's most complete collection of historic fighting ships.Home of the Battleship Massachusetts and her sister ships, BattleshipCove is open daily, year round, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors get their hands on history as they work the 40mm guns aboard Battleship Massachusetts, explore the decks aboard Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.,dodge torpedoes aboard Submarine Lionfish, see the only two PT boats onpublic display in the world, and Hiddensee, the only Russian missile corvette on display in the world.
Battleship Missouri Memorial: (HI) At a recent past President George Bush stated: "I'm delighted to be Honorary Chairman of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. The Battleship Missouri, preserved and maintained in Hawaii, will educate millions of visitors about World War II. It is important that future generations.
The Battleship Page: (Website only) The Battleship Page is hosted by the Iowa Class Preservation Association. Battleships represent the culmination of centuries of naval strategy and warship design. Designed to project power around the globe, battleships were considered the ultimate weapon prior to the nuclear age. This website will acquaint you with important historical information.
Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society: (NJ) U.S.S. New Jersey (BB-62) is the subject of an ongoing effort to establish her as a permanent museum at Liberty State Park on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty. Visit this web site and support the effort.
Battleship Texas: (TX) The USS TEXAS (BB35), the only surviving U.S. naval vessel to have seen service in both World Wars, is permanently moored in a slip on the Houston Ship Channel adjoining the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park. The Navy towed her to Texas in 1948 to become the nation s first memorial battleship. She was officially transferred to the state of Texas in ceremonies at a new berth near San Jacinto Battleground on April 21, 1948. For 35 years, TEXAS was administered by the Battleship TEXAS Commission. During that time, she was designated a National Historical Engineering Landmark (1975) and a National Historic Landmark (1977). She became part of the Texas State Park System on September 1, 1983.
Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association: (RI) Since 1749, the Beavertail Lighthouse has guided mariners from its site at the tip of Narragansett Bay on Conanicut Island at Newport, Rhode Island.
Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve: (MD) Maryland's First Historic Shipwreck Preserve, The Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve, is located near Piney Point, Maryland. The Schwarzer (Black) Panther U-1105 German Submarine was launched 20 April 1944 in Germany. In September 1949, after having been towed into the Potomac River off Piney Point, she was sunk. On 29 June 1985, the wreck was rediscovered by a team of sport divers. In 1992-93, with support from the St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum, the Maryland Historical Trust, and Sea Colony Aqua Sports, the site became the subject of an archaeological survey.
Boston National Historic Park: (MA) "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution, oldest still-in-commission warship, major maritime museum with "gobs" of historic photos and information.
Bremerton Naval Museum:(WA) The Museum focuses on the history of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard with where naval ships and submarines of the United States Fleet are overhauled and maintained.
Brick Store Museum: (ME) The Brick Store Museum, located in Kennebunk, Maine, presents the maritime and history of the Kennebunks and York County.
Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park: (NY) The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is on a six-acre water-front site in Buffalo, New York. The museum is home for several naval vessels including the USS Little Rock, the destroyer USS The Sullivans,and on-shore PT boats. This website gives the visitor a good look at the activities of the Park.
CSS Neuse State Historic Site: (NC) At the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston, North Carolina, the remnants of the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, a product of the Confederate navy's ill-fated attempt to regain control of the lower Neuse River and retake the city of New Bern during the Civil War. The site also provides information on the celebrated life of Richard Caswell, the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina.
Cabrillo National Monument: (CA) Portuguese sailor Cabrillo, first explorer from Spain, is recognized at this monument overlooking San Diego, for his discovery. A personal visit will long be remembered.
Calvert Marine Museum: (MD) The Drum Point screwpile Lighthouse is a main attraction at this tidewater Maryland museum where small-craft collections are displayed.
Cape Ann Historical Museum: (MA) The Cape Ann Historical Museum is a fine regional museum where thousands of visitors come to the quaint fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts to see our collections every year...the fine arts, decorative arts and furnishings, fisheries and maritime artifacts, the historic sea captain's house.
Captain Forbes House Museum: (MA) The Forbes estate is in the heart of the Milton Hill Historic District, three miles from the Adams National Historic Site in Quincy. The estate affords a sweeping view of Boston Harbor, where Forbes ships once docked with their exotic cargoes from the Far East. The mansion was occupied by the Forbes family into the 1960's, and later housed the China Trade Museum until 1984. It is now restored to approximate its Victorian appearance in the 1870's, when Alice Bowditch Forbes and James Murray Forbes raised their family here.
Catalina Island Museum: (CA) Beautiful Catalina Island beckons one and all to visit California paradise where maritime history was made hundreds of years.
Center for Wooden Boats: (WA) One of the West Coast's finest small wooden boat building and preservation sites. Two hours work on preservation earns an hour of sailing time!
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: (MD) Oyster harvesting skipjacks and the history behind them are at this first-class museum. A virtual visit is warranted.
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Site: (MD) The C & O Canal historic park stretches for 185 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, D.C. where locks, lockhouses, dams, aqueducts, mule barns and 100 years of history of active canal traffic was the main source of commodities.
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station: (NC) The famous North Carolina Outer Banks and its many Coast Guard Stations form the core of the information on exhibit here at the site on the "Graveyard of the Atlantic."
Clearwater Hudson River Sloop: (NY) In 1966, Pete Seeger had the idea that by learning to care for one boat and one river, the public could come to care for all our threatened waterways. The centerpiece of Clearwater's public education program is the 106-foot wooden sailing sloop Clearwater, designed after the Dutch sailing sloops of the 18th and 19th centuries.
COAST GUARD WARRIORSThis website is maintained to provide information to past and present members of the Coast Guard.
Cold Spring Harbor Maritime Museum.: (NY) Whaling history where the community supported nine whale boats in the 1800s.
Columbia River Maritime Museum:(OR) Housing one of the finest and most extensive maritime collections in the Northwest, the museum overlooks the world famous Columbia River.
Confederate Naval Museum: (GA) The Confederate Naval Museum's displays illustrate the development and operation of the naval mine, the submarine, and the battleship, all of which trace their first practical deployment to the Confederate Navy. With the silencing of the guns in 1865 came the era of modern naval warfare initiated, in large part, by the Confederate Navy and the Museum exists as witness to this almost legendary era when Southerners improvised a navy to defend their coasts and rivers.
Connecticut River Museum: (CT) Located on the 1879 Steamboat Dock, at the foot of Main Street, the museum's site served as a port of call for steamboat service form New York City to Hartford, Connecticut.
Coquille River Lighthouse: (OR) A 1896 lighthouse built to guide mariners across the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Coquille River in southern Oregon.
The Delaware Bay Museum: (NJ) Schooner as classroom: Discover your Watershead. That's the mission of TheDelaware Bay Museum where exibitions include artifacts and photographs depicting the rich maritime history of the Delaware Bay region located in Port Norris, New Jersey. Both the exhibit and schooner are sites on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.
DENBIGH Project: (TX) The DENBIGH Project is an effort by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University to identify, document and preserve the wreck of DENBIGH (41GV143), one of the most successful blockade runners of the American Civil War.
Delaware & Hudson Canal: (NY) The canal opened in 1828 to transport coal from Honesdale, PA to Kingston, NY (on the Hudson River) some 108 miles. The museum and portions of the canal evidence the importance of this coal transport.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum: (DE) The great ports of the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays brought to the Delmarva Peninsula one of the highest concentrations of shipping in the early Americas. Today, through the use of proper archeology and recovery, you can experience Delmarva's forgotten maritime history.
Door County Maritime Museum: (WI) The Door County Maritime Museum was founded in 1969 by a group of Gills Rock commercial fishermen. During the past 28 years, two seasonal museums were operated, one in Gills Rock and one in Sturgeon Bay. On June 28, 1997, a new year-round museum became a reality. Today you can truly experience the nautical history of Door County, Wisconsin.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum: (MI) Come and visit the anchor of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilot house from the S.S. William Clay Ford, and the exhibits of "Rumrunners", and the "Ship Model Gallery". Located on Belle Isle, Detroit's favorite picnic area, the Dossin is filled with ship models, paintings, and memorabilia chronicling the glorious history of the Great Lakes waterways.
Eagan Institute of Maritime Studies: (MA) Situated in the historic Coffin School, the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies was established in 1996 to advance the scholary study and application of the history, literature, art, and maritime traditions of Nantucket Island. The Egan Institute seeks to perpetuate the legacy of the school's founder, Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, through its support of nautical training for the youth of Nantucket.
East End Seaport Maritime Museum: (NY) Greenport's shipbuilding industry, depicted by photographs, tools, drawings, and ship models await the maritime history buff at this museum.
East Martello Museum: (FL) The museum, housed in a star-shaped fort, houses a collection of maritime artifacts, models, and paintings in Key West.
Erie Canal Museum: (NY) Syracuse, NY was the junction point where the canal from Oswego -- on Lake Ontario -- joined the east-west Erie Canal. The Weighlock building is home to the museum where canal barges were weighed to determine the cost of freight transport. The museum is the leading history museum specializing in the Erie Canal's history.
Erie Maritime Museum: (PA) The brig Niagara sails today. Yes, she's totally reconstructed but fully represents the vessel that Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry (when he was but 27 years old) won the battle of Lake Erie against the British in the War of 1812.
Schooner Ernestina: (MA) The historic 1894, 156-foot Schooner Ernestina, the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is located at New Bedford. Originally built at the James and Tarr Yard in Essex, Massachusetts and launched February 1, 1894, she has sailed on for the ensuing one hundred years to become one of six remaining Essex built schooners.But for you, you can first find it here on this website.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum: (MA) The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the story of a proud, ship-building heritage. The Shipyard portion of the Museum the old Story Shipyard, established in 1813, on a section of river front where shipbuilding flourished uninterruptedly for over 300 years. Hundreds of vessels were built here and on an adjacent acre of public land originally set aside for shipbuilding in 1668.
Expedition Whydah: Pirate Ship: (MA) Welcome to a Site devoted to the pirate shipwreck Whydah--the only documented pirate wreck discovered ever! Commanded by the pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah was wrecked off Cape Cod in 1717 by a howling nor'easter. She went to her grave with 144 men--and treasures from over fifty captured vessels aboard! Quickly swallowed up by the hungry sands of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic", the whereabouts of the Whydah's treasures remained a mystery for centuries. Now, ten years, and over 100,000 artifacts later, the work continues on the recovery of the treasures of the pirate ship Whydah--the world's only authenticated pirate reasure and are displayed in the Museum on the Pier in Provincetown, Cap Cod, Massachusetts.
Fire Island Lighthouse: (NY) In 1982, the Fire Island Lighthouse, the first light seen by many immigrants, was scheduled for demolition by the government. Standing 168ft. above sea level since 1858 adjacent to its Keepers' Quarters along the eastern seaboard of America, this Lighthouse is rich in nautical history. On this website you can celebrate the continuance of the lighthouse, From Rags To Riches, the story of our revival.
Franklin Institute: (PA) In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute contains much information on this city's development, including the maritime waterfront industry.
Gloucester Adventure: (MA) A bowspritless "knockabout," 121'6" from stem to stern, the Adventure was solidly built of oak and pine in Essex, Massachusetts in 1926. Carrying a full sailing rig, diesel engine and 14 dories, she spent the next 27 years fishing the North Atlantic's bountiful outer banks from her home port of Gloucester.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: (NC) The Graveyard of the Atlantic -- around Cape Hatteras off Bodie Island / Hatteras Island is the area where over 600 ships have been wrecked along this treacherous stretch of coast since the 16th century, a few remain visible at times on the beaches. Visit this site to learn more.
Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum: (MI) Helping to Preserve the Life History and the Memories of the Museum Individuals that work on the ships.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum: (MI) Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, opened in 1986 by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society dedicated to diving and research of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes including ships ranging from sailing schooners of the early 1800's to the Edmund Fitzgerald, the latest and largest shipwreck, which continues to fascinate residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula at Whitefish Point on Lake Superior.
HMS Rose Tall Ship: (CT) Sail aboard the replica ship Rose whose fame stems from her participation in the Seven Years War and the American Revolution.
Hall of Maritime Enterprise:: (Washington, D.C.) The Hall of American Maritime Enterprise protrays three centuries of ocean and river commerce with photographs, objects, films, and models of sailing ships and steamships. The exhibits also include dioramas and period settings representing the whaling industry, a colonial warehouse, a ship's engine room from 1930, and a modern river towboat pilothouse.
Hampton Roads Naval Museum - Nauticus: (VA) The museum is located on the second floor of Nauticus/National Maritime Center in Norfolk, VA. The museum itself is a Navy-run museum and focuses on over 200 years of U.S. Naval History from 1779 to 1996.
Hart Nautical Collections: (MA) The Hart collections began with a gift in 1903 of ship models, drawings, books, photographic materials, and marine art. Worth a visit.
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum:: (MD) In 1986, the Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland, opened its doors to the public -- an impressive decoy museum. Each exhibit, from individual decoys to room-size waterfowling displays, have been carefully designed to visually communicate the heritage of decoy making. Visit here first, then come visit us personally.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum: (MD) Commerce-carrying canals serving the central Pennsylvania area emanate from this area on the Upper Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM: (RI) The Herreshoff Marine Museum, founded in 1971, commemorates the unique accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, which existed from 1863 to 1946 during the "Golden Age of Yachting." John Brown Herreshoff founded the company and in 1878 he took his younger borther, Nathaniel Greene Herreshoff, into partnership. This website depicts, through photographs, the work of the Herrshoffs -- their vessels and fine boatbuilding techniques. Come visit.
Historical Canals: (NY) As the NY canal system was enlarged and improved, the State of New York presents a list of canal routes of the original canal system, including sections abandoned by the State, and the years of operation.
Historic Naval Ships Association: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Historic Naval Ships Association was founded in 1966. Today it promotes the preservation and exhibition of more than 100 naval ships and craft homeported from Halifax to Houston, and from London to Pearl Harbor. The association's fleet includes four aricraft carriers, five battleships, four cruisers, nine destroyers, 28 submarines, cutters, lightships, liberty ships, wooden frigates, motor torpedo boats, gunboats, corvettes, and a brig. Most are located in the U.S. and Canada. But England and France are also included. All are visitable on this website.
Historic Ship Nautilus (submarine): (CT) The museum maintains records and history of the U. S. Submarine Force, from its beginnings at the turn of the century to the modern Navy.
Historic St. Mary's City: (MD) An 800-acre living history museum on the site of Maryland's 17th century capital St. Mary's City.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida: (FL) The museum houses the John C. Harrison Collection of over 350 outboard engines and other maritime displays.
Hudson River Maritime Museum: (NY) Emphasis on river transportation, its industries, and its history make this museum a must when exploring the middle Hudson River. Take a launch to the Rondout Lighthouse..
Hull Lifesaving Museum: (MA) The Hull Lifesaving Museum is in the Old Point Allerton Lifesaving station (1889) and provides a serious look into the lives and agonies of those in the Massachusetts Humane Society.
Hunley (submarine): (SC) The wreck of the 40-foot submarine H.L. Hunley is of historic significance--it was one of the first submarines, and the first to be used successfully in warfare by ramming and sinking the Union warship USS Housatonic with a harpoon torpedo mounted on an iron shaft extending from the bow. The Hunley also sank and all nine men aboard the Hunley were lost. The wreck was discovered early in May, 1995, off Sullivan's Island, South Carolina.
Huron City Museum: (MI) A town that is a museum. Ten buildings, a Victorian Home and the US Life Saving Station and more.
Independence Seaport Museum: (PA) Located on Philadelphia's historic Penn's Landing, Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) offers a dynamic, interactive maritime experience that is second to none. Also at Penn's Landing is Admiral Dewey's 1898 flagship at the Battle of the Manila Bay, OLYMPIA, and a WWII submarine, the BECUNA, and a wooden boat shop.
Indian River Lifesaving Station: (DE) Indian River Lifesaving Station as a historic maritime museum and educational facility at Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Index of Piracy: (Website only) The Index of Piracy website contains general information on Individual Pirates - Images and Maps -- Locations and Museums-- Nautical Archaeology - Books and Online Texts. Its a must see for the pirate history buff.
Inland Seas Maritime Museum: (OH) The fascinating story of Great Lakes lore is told through ship models, paintings, Exhibits and collections of artifacts such as engines, machinery and unusual items unique to the Inland Seas. The museum exhibits its collections in the former Wakefield Mansion right on Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio.
Institute of Maritime History: (ME) The Institute of Maritime History (IMH) is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of archaeological remains related to maritime history. Based in Cape Neddick, Maine. IMH is engaged in the surveying and excavation of ship remains which lie along the New England coast. From the arrival of sixteenth century European vessels of exploration to the immense iron ships of World War II, the northeastern states of America have seen a variety of maritime activities. Through a series of educational events, IMH seeks to inform the public not only about material culture related to seafaring, but also how historical watercraft reflected economic and social aspects of the societies for which these ships were designed and put to use.
Indian River Lifesaving Station: (DE) The former Indian River Lifesaving Station building, under the direction the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, stands on its current location on the ocean side of Route 1 between Dewey Beach and the Indian River Inlet in Delaware for more than 100 years. The Station is the object of a restoration effort by a group of local volunteers. The learning center will feature information on the lifesaving history of the Delaware coast, including the Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Service, sunken ships, famous rescues, and pirates. The hope is to restore the Venetian red-roofed structure to its original appearance when it was constructed in 1879.
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum: (IA) The Museum focuses on midwestern lake nautical heritage in the Lake Okoboji area.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum: (NY) The museum is a learning center providing visitors a broad view of World War II naval vessels with a very diversified spectrum of exhibits, videos, and displays.
Jacksonville Maritime Museum: (FL) The Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society, Inc. focuses on the nautical history of the St. Johns River and the Port of Jacksonville. Its a museum in transition with good information to be gained through this website.
Jamestown Settlement: (VA) On board full-scale replicas of the three 1607 ships, you'll get a sense of the spirit of adventure that motivated the Jamestown colonists at a recreated fort. The legend of Pocahontas is recreated at a Powhatan Indian village.
John W. Brown Liberty Ship: (MD) This restored liberty ship, 441 feet-long, is in Baltimore, MD. Come visit her.
John P. Holland's Submarine - 1899: (NY) It didn't take long for submarine builder John P. Holland to decide that New York Harbor wasn't the best place to test his designs. While the protected waterway was calm enough, Holland's hope of working without interference was continually torpedoed by heavy ship traffic, curious citizens, and snooping by Navy vessels and foreign spies. So in the spring of 1899, Holland dispatched Charles Morris, chief engineer of the Holland Torpedo Boat Co., to the Greenport area to look for a new test site. Morris recommended a tiny resort community on Cutchogue Harbor, and Holland leased a shipyard. The operation expanded and New Suffolk became the home of America's first submarine base. The website tells much more.
John Paul Jones Theme Site The father of the American Navy visited Portsmouth twice dividing his time between things social and things military. Visit this site to learn all about John Paul Jones.
John A. Noble Collection: (NY) The John A. Noble Collection, is a museum and maritime study center includes Noble's series of 79 lithographs depicting twentieth century maritime endeavor; his "rowboat drawings," sketched from the stern of his rocking yawl.
M/V Kalakala Ferry: (WA) The Kalakala Foundation in Seattle, Washington, is preparing the M/V Kalakala for permanent mooring on the Seattle waterfront. The very contemporary streamlined designed Puget Sound ferry will be a fine addition to Seattle's maritime heritage.
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation: (DE) The Kalmar Nyckel ("the Key of Kalmar," a Swedish city) is a 97-foot, 317-ton replica of a 1629 Dutch pinnace launched September 1997 at the same site where "New Sweden," the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley, was established.
Kendall Whaling Museum: (MA) A world-class collection of artworks, maritime artifacts located in a New England countryside where whaling history is a prime focus. Come visit.
Key West Lighthouse Museum & Keepers Quarters: (FL) Housed in a beautiful keepers home with a lighthouse in its front yard in this away-from-the-water site.
La Salle Shipwreck Project: (TX) A current effort by the Texas Historical Commission to excavate, preserve, and analyze the remains of the 1686 wreck of the French explorer La Salle's Vessel "Belle." The site offers a unique look into an active nautical archaeology project.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor: (VT) Explore the vibrant history and characters of Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley, from the earliest native Americans through French and British settlements, to daring Revolutionary War heroes, and 18th and 19th century merchants and steamship captains.
Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia:: (Website only) You have found Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia (notes in the margin or margins of a book), a website devoted to the arcane of Lake Michigan's maritime history. Approximately every four to six weeks a new issue appears, copiously illustrated and recounting in comprenhensive detail some obscure aspect of the lake's commercial navigation heritage.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum: (LA) Louisiana, particularly the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, has an extensive as well as intensive maritime history and cultural heritage. Watercraft associated with the eastern rivers, East Coast coastal trade, western rivers, southern coastal trade, deep water craft and local watercraft were utilized in this area. Visit this site and the new museum in Madisonville, Louisiana.
Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien: (CA) One of only two surviving liberty ships of 2,751 built in WW II and the only liberty ship to attend the 50th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy, France in 1994, is moored at San Francisco. She sails occasionally and you will want to visit her personally.
Lighthouse Heritage In The United States Lighthouse Heritage in the United States is an inventory of historic light stations including information on location, year built, and current use of approximately 640 light towers around the country.
Lightship NO. 116 "CHESAPEAKE": (MD) One of a number of Chesapeake Bay floating lighthouses, Lightship is now a museum ship in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, pier 3, foot of Pratt Street on loan from the National Park Service to the Baltimore Maritime Museum.
Lincoln County Historical Society Museum: (OR) The lumber industry, shipwrecks, and lifesaving are the focus of this small but important museums on Oregon's central coast.
Long Island Maritime Museum: (NY) The Long Island Maritime Museum displays and exhibits the history Of The Maritime Of Long Island! A large selection of small craft and the history of the oyster industry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Los Angeles Maritime Museum: (CA) The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is housed in the 1941 Public Works Administration (WPA) "Streamlined Moderne" building in San Pedro. It was the base for an Los Angeles Harbor to Terminal Island. This 75,000 square foot facility features more than 700 ship and boat models, a variety of navigational equipment and an operating amateur radio station. Exhibits include Native American artifacts relating to the sea, ship figureheads, maritime arts and crafts and an 18-foot scale model of the TITANIC. Historical exhibits of the whaling industry, tall ships, commercial shipping, the Navy, the Merchant Marine and recreational sailing.
Louisiana Naval War Memorial & USS Kidd (Destroyer): (LA) Built adjacent to the USS KIDD on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the Nautical Center houses many special attractions for the history or naval enthusiast. It features many one-of-a-kind artifacts, offering an expansive view of the mighty river and is located in the heart of the downtown historical district, just walking distance from Louisiana's Old State Capital and the Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum. Among the attractions found at the Nautical Center is a display on the USS BATON ROUGE (SSN-689), a nuclear-powered Los Angeles class attack submarine.
Maine Maritime Academy: (ME) At Maine Maritime Academy, the education is not ordinary, its a challenge where ninety-eight percent of the graduates are employed in jobs in their field. Majoy employers at sea and on shore look for Maine Maritime and its graduates. This website brings to the visitor information about this academy for those interested in the sea and its opportunities.
Maine Maritime Museum: (ME) On the banks of the Kennebec River in Maine, the museum site includes early shipbuilding sites where rich seafaring heritage comes to life.
Mankato's Submarine Dock Museum: (MN) The Fuhrer Putz Underbot Verks (Mankato, Minnesota's Submarine Docks. One of the largest facilities for the construction of nuclear submarines is located on the Minnesota River in Mankato. Covering over 3000 acres, the F‡hrer Putz Underbot Verks is one of Mankato's largest blue collar employers. POW artisans from Nazi Germany who were housed in New Ulm some twenty miles west of Mankato first proposed the idea. They wanted to get out of the harsh Minnesota winters of New Ulm to the balmy tranquility of Mankato. (Be sure to read the disclaimer!)
Marine Historical Society of Detroit: (MI) If your interest is the history of the Great Lakes and its maritime heritage, then this is one place you will want to visit.
Maritime Heritage Project: (CA) The Maritime Heritage Project is a California non-profit dedicated to preserving California's shipping history from the 1850s to the turn of the Century. The Project focus is on steamships, their captains, and passengers. The Project will include all the ships sailed by Captains James H. Blethen and James H. Blethen, Jr., ancestors of the Project's Founder. The Blethens, both Master Mariners, plied the Pacific Ocean from 1850 through the early 1900s, bringing passengers from Nicaragua and Panama, mail to New Zealand and Australia, and goods from exotic Pacific seaports to San Francisco.
Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler: (NY) The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler has many exhibits and displays depicting the development and history of the international merchant marine, related shoreside industries, and ports and the history of the Maritime College of New York.
Maritime Museum of the Pacific: (HI) The Maritime Museum of the Pacific (opening 1999) will specialize in the maritime history of the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim...from the early Polynesian voyages and the arrival of Captain James Cook to luxury liners, commercial ships and today's ocean recreation. Marine Science, too.
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum:(MS) The Museum provides the visitor a look-see of a few of the exhibits and you can find information about sailing tours on the museum's Schooners, browse the gift shop, check out the calendar of upcoming events, and read about the Sea and Sail Adventure Camp that is ideal for schools and children.
Maritime & Yachting Museum: (FL) What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Artifacts from diving explorations will thrill you and stimulate those with a flare for adventure.
The Mariners' Museum: (VA) The most extensive international maritime collection in America if not North America. The Library and Archives have more than 75,000 volumes on maritime subjects. The photograph collection has more than 350,000 images.
Marquette Maritime Museum: (MI) The days when topsail schooners, Mackinac boats, fur trading canoes, work-a-day fish tugs, lumber hookers, and mighty steam barges plied the lakes, is the focus of this museum located on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Martha's Vineyard Historical Society: (MA) Founded in 1922, the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society's Museum's mission is to preserve and share the history of Martha's Vineyard. Collections number over 25,000 items and iinclude the Fresnel lense form the Gay Head lighthouse, boats, carriages, costumes, household goods, tools, Native American artifacts, fossils, art, photography, films, oral histories, and much more. Open year `round, the Vineyard Museum is where you meet the people who have left us such a rich legacy.
The Maryland Dove: (MD) This working re-creation of a square-rigged merchant carrier of the mid-seventeenth-century was named for the pinnace Dove which accompanied the first colonists as a supply ship, scouted the settlement site, and later conveyed trading missions for the colony. Come aboard at Historic St. Marys City.
Massachusetts Lighthouses: (MA) Massachusetts Lighthouses website provides the visitor views of many of the important and beautiful lighthouses along the Massachusetts Atlantic shoreline.
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum: (FL) A real treasure trove from the Spanish galleon Atocha discovered by Mel Fisher. See gold and thousands of pieces of eight. It is for Real!
Michigan Maritime Museum: (MI) The museum's 600-foot boardwalk and Coast Guard crew quarters houses exhibits and displays on Michigan's maritime history.
Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum: (NY) The lighthouse was authorized in 1792 by Pres. Geo. Washington. Now it's a lighthouse museum operated by the Montauk Historical Society.
Monterey Maritime Museum: (CA) Portraying the sailing ship era, the fishing, and whaling days in Monterey, California, the Museum is at the site where Commodore John Sloat captured the village making California a part of the United States.
Museum of History & Industry: (WA) Focusing primarily on Seattle's history, the museum also included some important maritime history.
Museum of The Cape Fear: (NC) The history and culture of Southern North Carolina is collected and preserved here along with important Civil War history.
Museum of the City of New York (NY) The Port of New York's maritime history resides here for all to see and learn from.
Museum of Science and Industry: (IL) The U-505 is a German World War II Type-IXc Unterseeboot (submarine) that was captured in battle on the high seas by boarding parties from the USS Guadalcanal task group on 4 June 1944 is now at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Museum of Yachting: (RI) Located in Fort Adams State Park, the museum focus is on local sailing history including an America's Cup Gallery in a community of mansions and yachts.
Mutiny on the Bounty - Chronicles: (website only) By visiting The Mutiny on the Bounty - Chronicles you will find yourself consumed by this historical event and learn more about the background of the Mutiny. In additon, there are 36 paintings and illustrations to view.
Mystic Seaport Museum: (CT) A visit to Mystic's outdoor maritime museums tells the stories of America and the sea on a 40-acre waterfront site. A valuable compendium of maritime history.
Nantucket Shipwreck & Life Saving Museum (MA) The story of the human drama of man's efforts against the relentless, angry demands of the sea is told here at the life-saving museum.
National Archives and Records Administration: (Washington, D.C.) National Archives and Records Administration (NAIL) is a searchable database that contains information about a wide variety of NARA's holdings across the country. You can use NAIL to search descriptions for key words or topics, and then to retrieve digital copies of selected textual documents, photographs, maps, and sound recordings.
National Canal Museum, Hugh Moore Park (PA) Today you can still enjoy a leisurely mule powered ride on the canal boat, Josiah White II at Hugh Moore Park in Easton's Historic Downtown at the Two Rivers Landing.
National Maritime Initiative (DC) The Initiative, now residing in the National Park Service, supports ship restoration and preservation.
National Park System Maritime Resources: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National Park Service, through its maritime section, provides an abundant amount of information on Lighthouses, Ships, and other Maritime Resources within the National Park System. National Parks with maritime properties are listed by State.
National Museum of Naval Aviation (FL) The museum depicts each era of flight, including personal momentos from historic battles, vintage instruments, and flight gear.
NAUTICUS - The National Maritime Center (VA) Nauticus, the "museum of the future" in Norfolk, Virginia, includes a wide variety of education and entertainment exhibits and displays. And, when visiting in person, you will find the Hampton Roads Maritime Museum included in the same building.
Naval Undersea Museum: (WA) The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, combines marine science, naval history, and undersea technology to crate an exciting and motivating experience. You are invited to visit the ocean world and dive into the science of the undersea without getting wet.
Naval War College (RI) The museum covers the evolution and technology of sea warfare, including a history of the development of the torpedo in the US.
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htmhas a website chuck full of important information regarding Naval history, archives, ship information, and much, much more.
Naval Historical Center: (Wash. D.C.) The Naval Historical Center's mission is to enhance the Navy's effectiveness by preserving, analyzing, and interpreting its hard-earned experience and history for the Navy and the American people. This website is designed with the capabilities of all web browsers in mind. Some tabular material, however, is best viewed in at least Netscape Navigator 2.0 or Internet Explorer 3.0. NOTICE! This is a U.S. government web site.
New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) Step inside to learn about one of the most adventurous chapters in our history -- the story of American whaling and its most prominent nineteenth-century port.
New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide On this New England Lighthouse website, simply click on a state's name to visit some of that state's lighthouses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
New England Pirate Museum: (MA) The New England Pirate Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, provides for the unique and little-known history of New England sea-robbers which comes alive at the Museum. Tour here first, then go to the Museum to learn about notorious pirate captains, such as; Kidd, Blackbeard, Bellamy and Quelch, who roamed the waters off Boston's North Shore, known as the Gold Coast, while so-called witches were being hanged at Salem.
New Hampshire Antique & Classic Boat Museum: (NH) The NHA&CBM is a museum, at Weirs, New Hampshire, honors the New Hampshire Lakes region's boating heritage and its role in the cultural and social fabric of the Lakes Region. The Museum focuses on maritime history relating to the boating history of the United States in general and the Lakes Region in particular.
N.J. Naval Museum/Submarine USS Ling (NJ) The New Jersey Naval Museum/Submarine USS Ling was established by the Submarine Memorial Association and displays the submarine Ling at its dock in Hackensack, NJ, the submarine USS Ling.
New Netherland Museum (NY) The Museum acknowledges the contributions of Dutch colonizers in the New Netherland (Nieu Nederlandt) area - today's states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware - and promotes a deeper understanding of the multiethnic and multicultural origin of our country. The chief attraction is the 1989 replica of the 1608 ship Halve Maen (Half Moon) built by the Dutch East India Company sailed by Henry Hudson on behalf of the Dutch when exploring the Hudson River for the first time.
Nordic Heritage Museum (WA) The museum highlights the contributions of Nordic immigrants who developed the Pacific Northwest.
North Carolina Maritime Museum (NC) Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, the museum is a mariner's haven. And its boatshop is in constant action.
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum: (MD) Ocean City, MD Life Saving Station Museum is housed in the historic Life-Saving Station on Maryland's Eastern shore where the history and that of the U. S. Life-Saving Service is told about and displayed. When in Ocean City, Maryland visit this historic museum.
Ocean Liner Museum (NY) The Ocean Liner Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history and preservation of passenger vessels. The Ocean Liner Museum does not yet have a permanent home but mounts exhibitions periodically at different venues in the city of New York.
Odyssey, the Maritime Discovery Center (WA) The fascinating world of exploration will give visitors an unparalleled experience for learning about Washington's Puget Sound's harbors and the many activities in today's maritime world.
Old Coast Guard Station -- Virginia Beach: (VA) Housed in a restored former U.S. Life-Saving Service building, it is the only existing station among a mere handful on the entire Atlantic Coast.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (MI) Built in 1872, the lighthouse guided mariners through the Straits of Mackinac for 65 years. Now the museum's displays relate Great Lakes maritime history.
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (MI) Built in 1840, the lighthouse was replaced in 1870 by the New Presque Lighthouse.
Oregon Maritime Center (OR) The Oregon Maritime Center and Museum presents the rich 150-year history of shipping, shipbuilding, and river navigation in Portland, Oregon and on the Columbia and Willamette rivers.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OR) 60 miles up the Columbia River at Portland, the new museum boat, the WWII submarine USS Blueback is in Portland. Climb aboard for a historical tour.
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society: (NC) The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, organized in 1994 to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses in the area and work with the National Park Service and other agencies and non-profit groups to achieve the safe-keeping of the buildings, artifacts and records of the old United States Lighthouse Establishment, a.k.a. U.S. Light-House Board and Bureau of Lighthouses and U.S. Lighthouse Service.The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society invites you to join us in celebrating North Carolina's Lighthouses.
Oyster & Maritime Museum (VA) The Oyster & Maritime Museum offers programs, lectures, and field trips about local history, lighthouses, Chincoteague Ponies, music, and other maritime/Chincoteague subjects. A visit to the website tells all.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum (SC) The aircraft carrier Yorktown is the primary museum ship along with other WWII ships of distinction. A tour is worthwhile.
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) Salem, the seat of America's maritime prowess, can be explored here. Displays of over 400,000 objects are shown at the museum's several sites.
Penobscot Marine Museum (ME) A group of the village's buildings have become the site of this important northeast New England Coastline museum where archives, displays, and exhibits all tell the story of the fishing industry and other maritime heritage.
Pilgrim Hall Museum (MA) The Pilgrim Society has its headquarters here in one of America's oldest public museums in continuous operation with a large collection of Pilgrim artifacts including Myles Standish's sword.
Piney Point Lighthouse (MD) This 1836 lighthouse, now a museum, contains exhibits on early 1900s life in the area and a history of the lighthouse.
Plimoth Plantation (MA) Brings 17th century New England to life in the 1627 Pilgrim Village and onboard Mayflower II where visitors find themselves transported in time by Pilgrims and the ship's crew speaking in period dialects as they perform the tasks of daily life.
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum (CA) Originally built in 1870, it was felled by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Later it was reconstructed out of steel and is now an historical site with museum.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse (FL) Night-after-night from 1887 to 1970 this tall sentinel of brick and granite flashed its faithful warning "to the men who go down to the seain ships."
Portland Head Light and Museum (ME) The Museum at Portland Head Light is contained within the former Keepers' Quarters at Cape Elizabeth situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park.
Pride of Baltimore II (MD) As the only existing example of an 1812 era Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner, Pride of Baltimore II is a vibrant and tangible link to the state's colorful maritime heritage. Her unlimited international sailing capability makes her an invaluable educational resource. Come visit in Baltimore.
Queen Mary Maritime Museum (CA) "The Gray Ghost" now resides in Long Beach, California and is, itself, a complete maritime museum for all to see.
Reedville Fishermen's Museum (OR) The Reedville Fishermen's Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the life of the Chesapeake Bay waterman and the menhaden fishing industry.
S.S. Canadiana Preservation Society, Inc.:(NY) This historic 1910 steam passenger ship will sail again, says the Society. Climb aboard and help.
S.S. City of Milwaukee (MI) The membership of the Society are attempting to establish a permanent site for the S.S. City of Milwaukee. Join the effort.
S.S. Nobska Steamer (MA) The Nobska served the islands of Martha'a Vineyard and Nantucket from Woods Hole, from 1925 to 1973. She's now in drydock at the Charlestown Naval Yard in Boston being refurbished. Stop by and see her.
S.S. United States Passenger Liner: (PA) Today the mighty ocean liner UNITED STATES is moored in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This monumental ship will soon be embarking on a new mission. Welcome Aboard and visit often to learn of our progress.
St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) St. Augustine may have been the first foreign establishment on the southern North American coast pre-dating the Pilgrim's landing in Massachusetts by over 100 years. Early American history is recounted at this museum.
St. Clements Island -- Potomac River Museum (MD) Maryland's first settlers arrived on an island in the Potomac River now known as St. Clements Island. The museum focuses on the life and times of this area.
St. Mary's Mubmarine Museum: (GA) The Museum, organized on 30 Mar 96, is located in the south east corner of the State of Georigia at Kings Bay the site of the Navys newest military base. where the St. Marys River splits Florida and Georgia starting from the Okefenokkee Swamp. Since its inception in the late 1800s, the submarine force has had a profound effect on America's war effort. During WWII submarines sank over 50% of enemy ships, despite the fact that they were manned by less than 2% of our sailors. And today's sub fleet is widely considered the most cost effective leg of our strategic defense system. Located in historic downtown St Marys, Georgia, the museum is a great place to learn about the Silent Service. A wide variety of Submarine artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and you can checkout the beautiful St Marys waterfront thru a real periscope.
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum: (MI) Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum began an effort to bring USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) to Bay City, Michigan to serve as a living museum. The ship was launched on September 8, 1959, and was commissioned on September 10, 1960. After commissioning and testing, the Adams was assigned to the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean in the spring of 1962. In addition to being used as a museum, the USS Adams will also host reunions of the men who have served aboard her, as well as aboard other destroyers.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site (MA) Derby House and the Custom House here in Salem is the site of great shipbuilding during the 19th century, now fully restored by the National Park Service.
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum - USS MidwaySoon, the aircraft carrier USS Midway will be heading to San Diego where she will become the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. Commissioned on September 10, 1945, she was named for the Battle of Midway. The carrier was the lead ship of her class More than 200,000 American veterans served aboard her during her 47 years.
San Diego Maritime Museum (CA) Housed in three ships: the Star of India (the world's oldest active ship), the steam ferry Berkeley, and the Scottish yacht Medea, the museum, besides it fine collections and displays, has become an excellent example of how to reach out to the community with its education programs. A visit in person or on the web is in order.
Sandy Hook Museum (NJ) Operated by the National Park Service, the museum in the old Fort Hancock guardhouse and lighthouse, the oldest operation in America, should be visited.
San Francisco Maritime Historic Park (CA) The museum's fleet of National Historic Landmark vessels are open to the public as is its public research library on the north shore of San Francisco.
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (CA) Santa Barbara's seafaring tradition, well before the 15th century, was the native indigenous peoples, the Chumash, who paddled 28-foot-long, six-man, wood-plank tomols across the Channel to Santa Cruz Island. The museum, in its new site On the Breakwater, presents to the public the maritime history of California's Central Coast.
Scituate Lighthouse: (MA) Scituate Lighthouses had their beginning in 1811 and moved through history being deactivated, relit, and finally a proper monument to the life saving it afforded. At the relighting ceremony in August 1994, Kathleen Laidlaw, one of the heroines of Scituate Light, said, "The lighthouse has become almost the symbol of Scituate. The light will bring it back to life."
Seawolf Park (TX) In 1911 the United States Immigration Service built an immigration station on Pelican Island (the small island that creates the Galveston Ship Channel with Galveston Island). In 1950, the station was abandoned and sold to the city of Galveston. The City built a bridge to get to Pelican island in 1958 and established Seawolf Park (named after the Seawolf submarine lost in WWII) opened in 1974. The park displays for tours the WWII submarine Cavalla and the destroyer escort Stewart as well as a few other military vehicles.
Shelburne Museum (VT) The Shelburne Museum is a collection of collections in a park-like setting on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain where the sternwheeler Ticondroga and Colchester Reef Lighthouse are an important part of the Museum's historic rarities.
Shore Village Museum in Rockland (ME) The Museum, also known as "Maine's Lighthouse Museum," where a large collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and many other artifacts are there for your viewing. Come visit.
Skenesborough Museum (NY) In 1759, British Captain Philip Skene settled here building saw and grist mills, an iron foundry, and raised horses for the West Indies trade. Later, Benedict Arnold built his Lake Champlain vessels here used to defeat the British on Lake Champlain. The museum is on the Lake Champlain Canal.
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard (MI) The Dunes National Lakeshore along 35-miles of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline is the site of the Coast Guard Station and museum.
Smithsonian Institution (DC) What can one say about the Smithsonian? The hours and days spent here in the nation's capital are so worthwhile.
Soo Locks (MN) The St. Mary's River is the only water connection between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. In 1855, the four new locks opened. Now the visitor center/museum recounts the history of the area and the development of water transportation.
Southport Maritime Museum (NC) Among the newest maritime museums, Southport is on the south bank of the Cape Fear River and focuses on the extraordinary maritime history and heritage of this area.
Spring Point Museum (ME) The museum focuses on Casco Bay and local history.
Steamboat Arabia Museum (MO) The Great White Arabia was a 171-foot side-wheeler with three iron boilers capable of pushing more than 200 tons against the Missouri River current. Built in 1853, she was a veteran of the Missouri when she sank. All of her cargo was recovered and exhibits display examples of it all!
Steamer VALLEY CAMP: (MI) The Steamer VALLEY CAMP Maritime Museum in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan The VALLEY CAMP was launched in 1917 at Lorain, Ohio, the Museum Ship Valley Camp is listed in the Register of Historic Places. The 550 by 58 foot ship weighs 11,5000 gross tons and logged over three million miles before taken out of s ervice in 1966. Today, it is the world's largest Great Lakes Maritime Museum. Explore all three levels, via a convenient access ramp from the pilot house to the engine room with its 1800 h.p. triple expansion steam engine and two coal-fired boilers. See how the crew worked and lived plus over 100 fascinating exhibits.
Steamer Virginia V: (WA) The SS VIRGINIA V is a 125-foot steam-powered passenger vessel, was launched on March 9, 1922 and is the Last Wooden Passenger Steamer in the West. She originally provided passenger and freight service between Seattle and Tacoma and for small communities along Colvos Passage and was a part of Puget Sound's "Mosquito Fleet," the precursor to the Washington State Ferry system.
Steamer William G. Mather Museum (OH) Museum ships are so important to our maritime history and heritage and the Mather awaits your visit to explain the Great Lakes great ore boats.
Steamship Historical Society: (MD) The Steamship Historical Society (SSHSA) is an organization dedicated to preserving artifacts and memories from the Steamship days of the past. Our interest is to preserve artifacts and memories from the Steamship days of the past and encourage conservation efforts. Our members find it fun and rewarding to be in the society. We also publish STEAMBOAT BILL on a quarterly basis which is our journal dedicated to steamship history. Welcome Aboard!
Stonington Lighthouse (CT) This stone lighthouse built in 1840, contains important historical items on the role the community of Stonington played as the port for travelers from Boston to New York City. From boat to Stonington, then coach to Boston and visa versa.
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (MI) Lighthouse and museum with local history displays.
The Sultana Project: (MD) The Schooner Sultana Project is an undertaking of Chester River Craft and Art, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Chestertown, MD. The mission of the Sultana Project is to provide unique, hands-on educational opportunities for children and adults that focus on the history and natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The principal classroom for the Sultana Project will be a full sized reproduction of the 1767 schooner, SULTANA. SULTANA's reproduction is currently under construction at the Sultana Shipyard in Chestertown, MD and is scheduled to be launched and operational in the summer of 2001.
Tahoe Maritime Museum: (CA) The Tahoe Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving Lake Tahoe's maritime history through innovative interpretation and public education.
Texas Seaport Museum (TX) The Texas Seaport Museum explores Texas' rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration in Galveston, Texas. A highlight of the Museum is the 1877 iron barque Elissa which has sailed in the tall ship assemblages in New York Harbor and elsewhere.
SUBMARINE U-505 (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago) (IL) The U-505 Type-IXc U-boat is a German World War II Type-IXc Unterseeboot (submarine) that was captured in battle on the high seas by boarding parties from the USS Guadalcanal task group on 4 June 1944. It currently sits on the east side of the Museum and is not only an exhibit, but also a memorial to the tens of thousands of men who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.
SUBMARINES AROUND THE WORLD: All submarines on public display around the world are contained on this website. It includes a total of 58 verified boats, excluding midget subs, replicas, parts and some small historic boats. Come visit for description, location and other important information.
US Brig Niagara (PA) The brig Niagara sails today. Yes, this completely reconstructed ship from the Battle of Lake Erie (1812) continues to bring the history of Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry to life.
U.S. Coast Guard Museum: (CT) The small and selective U.S. Coast Guard Museum spans the two hundred year history of America's premier maritime service. The museum is located on the grounds of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut two hours South of Boston.
U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association:(MA) The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association was formed in 1995 at a meeting on Cape Cod, sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum and the National Park Service. It now represents individuals and museums across the United States dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the rich heritage of America's early life-savers. These include, but are not limited to, the exploits of the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S. Life-Saving Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. RevenueMarine and Cutter Service, plus the heroic operations of the U.S. Coast Guard.
U.S. Naval Academy Museum (MD) The Academy's maritime museum provides a vast array of information, artifacts, photos, and records that evidence our naval history to the fullest.
U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center(DC) The Center honors all who have served in America's sea services -- Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (AL) The South Dakota Class battleship USS Alabama (BB 60) was built at the Norfolk, Virginia Navy Yard and commissioned on 16 August 1942. Now she is a museum in Mobile, Alabama where a submarine and many military aircraft are available to the visitor.
U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (HI) The Memorial straddles the sunken hull of the USS Arizona commemorating the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park (HI) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is home to the Historic WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287) where she is preserved and interprets the history of the US Submarine Force.
USS Cod (OH) The USS Cod, the last completely authentic World War II Gato Class submarine, is now a floating museum and is as she was when decommissioned. She awaits your visit both here on its webpage and in person.
U.S.S. Constellation (MD) Baltimore is the site where the Constellation has been moored as a museum ship. Laid up in dry dock for a year, she is completely refurbished returning her to the Baltimore waterfront. In the meantime, visit her here.
U.S.S. Constitution Museum (MA) Housed right next to the dock where "Old Ironsides" is berthed, the museum houses objects related to life aboard the ship and include objects removed during restorations of Constitution, examples of sailors arts, historic memorabilia, and decorative arts related to Constitution and the early sailing Navy.
U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides" (MA) The oldest still commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy is now fully reconditioned and sails periodically from its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts. This web page for Old Ironsides is full of information.
USS Drum (SS 228) (AL) The GATO Class submarine USS DRUM (SS 228), at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama, was built at the Portsmouth, Virginia Navy Yard and commissioned on 1 November 1941. After training and equipment checks, she arrived at Pearl Harbor, on 1 April 1942, to begin a series of 13 WW II war patrols. She is now located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile.
USS Hornet Naval, Air, and Space Museum (CA) The USS HORNET U.S. Naval Air and Sea Museum, is a National Historic Landmark, for use as a, a naval historical and technology education center, and a much-loved ceremonial s hip.
USS Kidd (DD-661) & Nautical Center:(LA) Welcome, Net Surfer, to the official web-rest of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS KIDD (DD-661), a 2,050-ton Fletcher-class destroyer. We invite you to relive history with us through these pages. Here you will learn interesting facts about this famous vessel: its history, its weaponry and mass specifics, famous battles it has participated in, and the men who served aboard her. You'll also learn about the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Foundation, which has put tremendous effort and tireless energy into not only preserving this gallant ship but also honoring the men and women of our American armed forces. You'll find directions on how to visit the KIDD and the Nautical Center located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
U.S.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay (TX) A vintage wartime aircraft carrier is a floating museum in Corpus Christi, Texas. Well worth a visit.
U.S.S. Maine: (ME) "Remember the Maine:" The birth and death of America's first battleship, 1889-1898. When the U.S.S. Maine was commissioned in 1895, it was the first modern American battleship, and the first modern U.S. Navy warship to be built in an American shipyard of materials and components manufactured in the United States.
U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial (NC) 30 miles up the Cape Fear River at Wilmington, North Carolina, rests the USS North Carolina in alligator-infested waters. A visit in this grandly restored WWII battleship shows how the thousands of sailors lived and fought on this dreadnought.
USS Pampanito (SS-383) (CA) USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
USS Requin Submarine (PA) The Requin, a WWII submarine, is in the Ohio River adjacent to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
USS Silversides & Maritime Museum (MI) A WW II submarine commissioned eight days after the Pearl Harbor Attack by the Japanese, the Silversides went on to conduct over 30 war patrols. Now she rests at Muskegon, Michigan.
USS Slater - DE766 (NY) The USS Slater - DE766, is a Cannon Class Destroyer Escort. Of the 565 destroyer escorts produced in World War II, USS SLATER (DE-766) is the only one remaining afloat in the United States, and the only one with original battle armament and configuration. These trim but deadly warships had the duty of looking out for enemy submarines and kamikazes as they escorted ship convoys across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Visitors have a chance to see what life was like for the sailors who manned these vessels when they come aboard this Cannon Class destroyer escort in the Port of Albany.
USS Turner Joy (DD-951) (WA) A Forrest Sherman-class destroyer on the Bremerton Boardwalk. Famous for its involvement in the Tonkin Gulf incident off the shores of Vietnam. See the new POW Memorial - a replicated cell from the Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) in Vietnam.
Watermen's Museum: (VA) The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown, Virginia portrays the Watermen of Chesapeake Bay -- past, present, and future.
Westport Maritime Museum: (WA) Located in a former Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, the museum focuses on life on the edge of the ocean plus life-saving and lighthouse history. Exhibits include first-order Fresnel lens from Destruction Island Light and offers tours of Grays Harbor Lighthouse. Come visit.
Whale Museum (WA) On San Juan Island at Friday Harbor, the Whale Museum focuses on the natural history particularly the whale.
Whalers Village Museum (HI) Whalers Village Museum tells the story of long voyages, the dangers of the hunt and the sailors' longing to be safe at home. The Museum recounts the history of Lahaina's whaling era from 1825 to 1860.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum (WI) The museum is devoted to the history of the ships of Lake Michigan. Its collection includes USS Cobia, a World War II submarine.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Museum (OR) Even though it didn't remain the primary light at Newport, Oregon, the fully restored lighthouse and keepers quarters is a fine museum with important information on the lighthouse service on the Oregon coast.

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