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This country came from the sea.  Almost all of us have ancestors who came across oceans to be here, much of our early growth and prosperity came from fishing, boat building and trade, and the oceans served as a protective barrier for many years.  Here are nine pages of places that celebrate that heritage.  Let us know of those we've missed.

 

 

Maritime Alaska - California

 
  Maritime Pages:  AK-CA, CA-DE, FLGA-LA, MAMD, MEMI to Mun, MI-NC, NH-OH, PA-ZZ  
  Alabama
Mobile
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile AL   36601
Phone
334 433-2703
Web Site  www.ussalabama.com/
Toll Free  800 426-4929
Alt Web  www.acan.net/recreation/uss_alabama.html
Description battleship and submarine
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession  Naval
Era  WW II

California
Alameda
USS Hornet Museum
Pier 3
Alameda Point
Alameda CA  94501
Phone 
510 521-8448
Web Site  www.uss-hornet.org/
E-mail  mailto:info@uss-hornet.org
Description  aircraft carrier with four decks available for visitors
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

California
Crescent City
Battery Point Lighthouse Museum
577 H Street
Crescent CA 95531
Phone 
707 464-3089
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Owner/Operator:  Del Norte County Historical Society
 
  California
Dana Point
Orange County Marine Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point CA 92629
Phone 949 496-2274
Web Site http://www.ocean-institute.org/
Description replica of the Pilgrim, the ship in Two Years Before the Mast, R/V Sea Explorer, both offering specialized cruises and programs
Type of Resource  Science
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type Ship

Nautical Heritage Museum
4532 Del Prado
Dana Point CA
Phone
714 661-1001
Web Site
Description replica revenue cutter Californian, small museum
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

 

  California
Eureka
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
1410 Second St
Eureka CA 95501
Phone
707 444-9440
Web Site
Description 
Madaket passenger ship
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

California
Long Beach
RMS Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach CA 90802
Phone 562 435-3511
Web Site www.queenmary.com/index.html
Description varied tours of ships, Russian submarine, or stay overnight as ocean liner is now a hotel
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

California
Mendocino
Point Cabrillo Light Station & Preserve
PO Box 641
Mendocino CA 85460
Phone
707 937-0816
Web Site http://www.mcn.org/1/pointcabrillo/
E-mail  mailto:ncia@mcn.org
Description  lighthouse, blacksmith shop located in 300 preserve
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Era 1908

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  California
Monterey
Maritime Museum of Monterey
5 Custom House Plaza
PO Box 805
Monterey CA  93942
Phone 
831 372-2608
Web Site  BROKEN http://mhaamm.org/
Description
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Collection G-M Models
Research /Reading  Library

California
Newport Beach
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
151 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach CA  92660
Phone
949 675-8915
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime

California
Oakland
FDR Memorial Park -- USS Potomac
66 Jack London Sq
Oakland CA
Phone
510 627-1215
Web Site
http://www.usspotomac.org/
Alt Web http://www.rtcol.com/~oakland/
Description FDR "Floating White House and tug that is the only remaining boat afloat from Pearl Harbor Dec 1941
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
New or Updated: 05/13/2003
 
  California
Oxnard
Ventura County Maritime Museum
2731 S Victoria Ave
Oxnard CA 93030
Phone
805 984-6260
Web Site
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E-mail
mailto:vcmm@aol.com
Alt Web
http://www.channelislandsharbor.org/beaches.cfm
Description
primary focus is 36 model "Genealogy of the Ship" collection, art works, quarterly rotating exhibits
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Collection G-M Models
New or Updated: 05/14/2003

California
Pacific Grove
Point Pinos Lighthouse
End of Monterey Peninsula
Pacific Grove CA
Phone 
408 648-3116
Web Site  http://www.lhls.com/point.html
Description  Built 1855, fenced off & surrounded by a golf course - limited weekend hours
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Owner/Operator: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

California
Point Arena
Point Arena Lighthouse Keeper
45500 Lighthouse Road
PO Box 11
Point Arena CA 95468
Phone 707 882-2777
Web Site http://www.mcn.org/1/palight/
E-mail mailto:email palight@mcn.org
Alt Web http://www.rudyalicelighthouse.net/CalLts/PtArena/PtArena.htm
Description originally built in 1870, rebuilt tower after 1906 earthquake, still operating light with four keeper's houses
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Owner/Operator: Pt Arena Lighthouse Keeper's Assoc
New or Updated: 05/18/2003
 
  California
Richmond
Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue
Richmond CA 94801
Phone
510 235-7387
Web Site
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/~library/richmond_museum_of_history.htm
Description
SS Red Oak Victory last of 747 ships built at Kaiser shipyards
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Naval
Last changed: 02/23/2003

California
Richmond
Red Oak Victory
c/o Richmond Museum of History
PO Box 1267
Richmond CA 94802
Web Site http://www.redoakvictory.org/
Description  group dedicated to restoration of Victory Ship now located at history
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Naval
Last changed: 02/23/2003
 

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California
Rio Vista
American Patrol Boats Museum
Address
Rio Vista CA
Phone
Web Site
www.patrolboats.org/
Description Coast Guard cutter, PT boat, others - all operational
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

California
San Clemente
Nautical Heritage Museum
4532 Del Prado
San Clemente CA 92674
Phone 714 661-1001
Web Site http://www.nauticalheritagesociety.org/htm/cal.htm
E-mail mailto:nhs@nauticalheritagesociety.org
Alt Web http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/residents_int.asp?ID=130
Description small museum, sold cutter Californian to San Diego Maritime Museum, currently restoring Q-boat Virginian -- various maritime heritage services
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
New or Updated: 03/23/2003

California
San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Carbillo Memorial Drive
San Diego CA 92106
Phone
619 557-5450
Web Site
http://www.nps.gov/cabr/
E-mail mailto:CABR_Administration@nps.gov
Description site of discovery of San Diego Bay in 1542, holds 1854 Old Point Loma Lighthouse, offers whale watching & environmental programs
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Nature of Group or Site Government
Research /Reading Library
Era 1854
New or Updated: 05/22/2003

California
San Diego
San Diego Maritime Museum
1306 N Harbor Dr
San Diego CA  92101
Phone 
619 234-9135
Web Site  www.sdmaritime.com
Description  Centered on the Star of India, includes several other vessels
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
 
  California
San Francisco
National Liberty Ship Memorial
Fort Mason Center, Bldg A
Pier 32
San Francisco CA
Phone  415 441-3101
Web Site  www.cr.nps.gov/history/maritime/jeremiah.html
Alt Web  www.crl.com~wefald/obrien.html
Description  Jeremiah O'Brien, last unaltered Liberty Ship, still in operation
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type Ship

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
204 Bay Street
Building #265
San Francisco CA  94133
Phone 
415 556-1659
Web Site  www.nps.gov/safr
Alt Web  http://www.maritime.org/
Description  7 major boats and over 100 small craft, with a maritime museum and library
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Research /Reading  Library

Treasure Island Museum
2801 Leavenworth St
San Francisco CA 94133
Phone 
415 928-6245
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
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