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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 New Hampshire-Ohio

 
  Maritime Pages:  AK-CA, CA-DE, FLGA-LA, MAMD, MEMI to Mun, MI-NC, NH-OH, PA-ZZ  
 

  New Hampshire

  Gilmanton

  Carpenter Museum of Antique Outboard Motors

  PO Box 459

  Gilmanton  NH   03246    

  Phone  603 783-7611

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://ludb.clui.org/ex/i/NH3130/

  Description  by appointment only

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime
   Collection Machinery

  Industry /Profession Fishing

  New or Updated:  2/4/2007


New Hampshire
Laconia
Carpenter Museum of Antique Outboard Motors
Address
Laconia NH
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.visit-newhampshire.com/lakes/places/museums.htm
Description  by appointment only
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Industry /Profession  Fishing

  New Jersey
Barnegut Light
Barnegut Lighthouse State Park
PO Box 167
Barnegut Light NJ 08006
Phone
609 494-2016
Web Site
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/forestry/parks/barnlig.htm
Alt Web
http://njlhs.burlco.org/barn.htm
Description second light on site was active until `927, now has original lens, centerpiece of state park
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Era 1858
Owner/Operator: State of New Jersey
New or Updated: 04/09/2003


 
NJ

  Cape May

  Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

  1286 Wilson Drive

  Cape May  NJ   08204    

  Phone  609 898-0055

  Alt Phone  609 898-1122

  Web Site http://capemaywhalewatch.com/

  Description  guaranteed sightings of marine mammals, April-November

  Type of Resource   Activity

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Nature of Group or Site  Animals

  New or Updated:  4/18/2007

 

  Cape May

  Cape May Whale Watcher

  Schellenger's Landing

  Cape May  NJ

  Phone  609 884-5445

  Web Site http://www.capemaywhalewatcher.com/

  Toll Free 800 786-5445

  Description  whale & dolphin watching cruises, 2 or 3 hours

  Type of Resource  Activity

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Nature of Group or Site  Animals

  New or Updated:  4/18/2007

  New Jersey

  Middletown

  Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society

  1715 State Route 35

  Middletown  NJ   07748     

  Phone  732-671-6488

  Web Site www.bb62museum.org/

  Description  Working to preserve USS New Jersey in New Jersey

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type  Ship

  New or Updated:   2/28/2007

 

  NJ

  Point Pleasant

  New Jersey Museum of Boating

   Johnson Brothers Boatworks

  Point Pleasant   NJ   08742    

  Phone   732 859-4767

  Web Site  http://www.njmb.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@woodenboatsnj.com?subject=NJMB

  Description  located in boatyard, print ads, drawings, photos, boat models

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Collection G-M  Models

  Collection N-Z  Photographs

  New or Updated:  9/18/2004



New Jersey
Toms River
Toms River Seaport Maritime Museum
Hooper Avenue & Water Street
Toms River NJ 08753

Phone 908 349-9209
Web Site http://www.tomsriverseaport.com/
E-mail mailto:tomsriverssmm@yahoo.com
Description predominantly recreational sailing vessels
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Last changed: 02/17/2003

 

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New Jersey
Tuckerton
Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum
137 West Main Street
PO Box 52
Tuckerton NJ 08087
Phone 609 296-8868
Web Site http://www.oceancountygov.com/decoy/default.htm
Description replica of a hunting shanty with exhibits of local fishing and crafts, with tools, decoys, antique photos
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry /Profession Fishing
Collection N-Z Woodcarving
New or Updated: 04/08/2003

New Jersey
Tuckerton
Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main Street
PO Box 52
Tuckerton NJ
Phone
609 296-8868
Web Site http://www.tuckertonseaport.org/index.html
Description 40 acre recreated structures of coastal seaport village, with tools, boats,
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry /Profession Fishing
Owner/Operator: Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum
New or Updated: 04/08/2003

 

 

  NY

  Albany

  New Netherland Museum & Half Moon Visitor Center

  PO Box 10609

  Albany  NY  12201    

  Phone 518 443-1609

  Web Site http://www.newnetherland.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@newnetherland.org

  Description  replica of Dutch ship used by explorer Henry Hudson

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus Maritime

  Building Type  Ship

  Era 1609

  New or Updated:  9/1/2006

  NY
 
Cold Spring Harbor
 
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
 
Main Street
 
PO Box 25
 
Cold Spring Harbor NY  11724    
 
Phone   631 367-3418
 
Web Site  http://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@cshwhalingmuseum.org
 
Description  whaleboat, scrimshaw, whale conservation, whaling history
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Industry /Profession Whaling
 
Collection N-Z  Scrimshaw
 
New or Updated: 2/2/2004

 

    NY
 
Kings Point
 
American Merchant Marine Museum
 
US Merchant Marine
 
300 Steamboat Rd
 
Kings Point  NY 11024    
 
Phone   516 773-5515
 
Web Site  http://www.usmma.edu/museum/visiting.htm
 
Description  maritime Hall of Fame for individuals & vessels, "Ships Made America" theme,                     restored 9th century engine
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Collection A-F Arms
 
Collection G-M  Models
 
Collection N-Z  Paintings
 
New or Updated:   2/26/2004

  NY
 
Kingston
 
Hudson River Maritime Museum
 
One Rondout Landing
 
Kingston   NY   12401   
 
Phone   845 338-0071
 
Web Site  http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/
 
E-mail  mailto:hrmm@ulster.net
 
Description  riverfront building with documents, photos, small craft collection, water trips                     to lighthouse in river
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Lighthouse
 
Collection N-Z  Paintings
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:    5/12/2004

  NY

  New York

  South Street Seaport Museum

  12 Fulton St

  New York  NY  10038    

  Phone   212 748-8600

  Web Site  http://www.southstseaport.org/

  Description  artifacts, ships, historic area of New York's old port area, 19th century

                    print shop

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Collection   Printing

  Research   Library

  New or Updated:                  3/1/2006


 
NY

  Peekskill

  National Maritime Historical Society

  5 John Walsh Boulevard

  PO Box 68

  Peekskill  NY  10566    

  Web   https://www.seahistory.org/public_html/frame.htm

  Description  publishes, promotes historic ship preservation, promotes education &

                    awaremness

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  New or Updated  1/31/2006

 

  New York
Staten Island
Noble Maritime Collection
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island NY 10301
Phone 718 447-6490
Web Site http://www.noblemaritime.org/Homepag.htm
Alt Web http://www.snug-harbor.org/
Description art and history, largely of the sea, focused on works of John Noble
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Research /Reading Library

  NY
 
Staten Island
 
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
 
75 Stuyvesant Place
 
Staten Island  NY  10301    
 
Phone   718 727-1135
 
Web Site  http://www.siiasmuseum.org/default.php  Alt Web
 
Description  cultural, artistic, and natural heritage of island community, with feature on 
                   
Staten Island Ferry
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Collection N-Z  Paintings
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
New or Updated:   4/9/2004

 

  OH

  Cleveland

  Steamer William G Mather Museum

  305 Old Erieside Ave

  Cleveland OH  44114    

  Phone   216 574-6262

  Web Site http://wgmather.nhlink.net/

  Alt Web http://www.hnsa.org/ships/mather.htm

  Description  retired Great Lake bulk freighter

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  New or Updated:  6/5/2006

 

  OH

  Cleveland

  USS Cod Submarine

  1089 East 9th Street

  Cleveland OH   44114    

  Phone  216 566-8770

  Web Site http://www.usscod.org/

  E-mail  mailto:usscod@usscod.org

  Description  WW II submarine Cod made seven patrols in WW II, submarine with

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  Era  WW II

  New or Updated:  6/11/2006

 

  Ohio
Fairport Harbor
Fairport Harbor Marine Museum & Lighthouse
129 Second Street
Fairport Harbor OH 44077
Phone 440 354-4825
Web Site http://www.ncweb.com/org/fhlh/
E-mail mailto:fhhs@ncweb.com
Description lighthouse and pilot house of Lakes carrier, maritime exhibits, observation platform at the top of the tower
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Era 1871
 

  OH

  Marblehead

  Marblehead Lighthouse

  110 Lighthouse Drive

  Marblehead   OH   43440    

  Phone   419 734-4424

  Web Site  http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/marblehead.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=278

  Description  State Park with Lighthouse, tours, Keeper's House museum

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Lighthouse

  New or Updated:   11/16/2004

  Ohio
Marietta
Ohio River Museum
601 Second Street
Marietta OH 45750
Phone 740 373-3717
Web Site http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/ohriver/
Toll Free 800 860-0145
E-mail cmmoriv@ohiohistory.org
Alt Web http://mariettaohio.info/history/museum/index.php
Description 3 buildings depicting the natural history, man and the river, and the age of steamboats, sternwheel WP Snyder Jr towboat, reproduction flatboat & pilothouse
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Owner/Operator: Ohio Historical Society

Ohio
Vermilion
Inland Seas Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes History
480 Main Street
PO Box 435
Vermilion OH  44089
Phone 
440 967-3467
Web Site  www.inlandseas.org/museum.html
E-mail  mailto:glhs@inlandseas.org
Description  shipwrecks, ship models, pilot house, fresnel lens, nautical equipment and memorabilia
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Collection G-M  Models
Research /Reading  Library
Owner/Operator:  Great Lakes Historical Society

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