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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 Rhode Island - ZZ

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

 

  RI

  Bristol

  Herreshoff Marine Museum

  One Burnside Street

  PO Box 450

  Bristol  RI   02809    

  Phone   401 253-5000

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

  Alt Web  http://www.herreshoff.org/frames/mmframe.htm

  Description  memorabilia of premium boat manufacturer & America's Cup Hall of Fame - site

  includes family homestead, seven former company buildings, 60 yachts and other boats

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Collection G-M  Models

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:  1/3/2006


 

  RI

  Jamestown

  Beavertail Lighthouse

  Beavertail State Park

  PO Box 83

  Jamestown RI   02835    

  Phone   401 423-3270

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

  E-mail  mailto:info@BeavertailLight.org?subject=BLMA Info

  Description  lighthouse tower & assistant keepers house

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Lighthouse

  Era  1898

  Owner/Operator:  Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association

  New or Updated:  8/3/2005
 

  RI

  Newport

  International Yacht Restoration School

  449 Thames St

  Newport RI   02840    

  Phone   401 849-1995

  Web Site  http://www.iyrs.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.yachtcoronet.org/

  Description  2 year accredited program in restoration & preservation, on the

                    waterfront, open t visitors, 1885 schooner Coronet

  Type of Resource  Education

  Primary Focus Maritime

  Building Type Ship

  New or Updated:   2/21/2006
 

  RI

  Newport

  Museum of Yachting

   Fort Adams State Park

  PO Box 129

  Newport  RI  02840    

  Phone  401 847-1018

  Web Site http://www.moy.org/

  E-mail  mailto:museum@moy.org

  Description  collection of yachts, artifacts & exhibits, located at Fort Adams State

                    Park, two Halls of Fame,  small boats

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type  Ship

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  6/21/2007

 

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South Carolina
Charleston
USS Yorktown
Address
Charleston SC
Phone
Web Site 
www.state.sc.us/patpt/
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

 

 

  TX
 
Corpus Christi
 
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
 
2914 North Shoreline Boulevard
 
Mail: PO Box 23076, ZIP 78403
 
Corpus Christi TX   78402 
  Phone   361 888-4873
 
Web Site  http://www.usslexington.com/
 
Toll Free  800 523-9539
 
Description  WW II Essex class aircraft carrier now serves as naval aviation museum
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Ship
 
New or Updated: 6/6/2004

  TX

  Galveston

  Texas Seaport Museum

  Pier 21, Number 8

  Galveston TX  77550    

  Phone   409 763-1877  Web Site  http://www.tsm-elissa.org/

  E-mail  mailto:elissa@galvestonhistory.org

  Description  Tall Ship Elissa, local maritime history, database of immigrants entering US through  Galveston

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Era  1877

  New or Updated:    5/6/2005

 

  Texas
LaPorte
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Battleground Road (Texas Highway 134)
LaPorte TX 77571
Phone 281 479-2431
Web Site http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/battlesh/battlesh.htm
Alt Web http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/park.html
Description ship served in WW I and WW II
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Naval

  TX
 
Port Isabel
 
Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS
 
421 East Queen Isabella Blvd
 
Port Isabel   TX    78578
 
Phone   956 943-2262
 
Web Site  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/portisab/
 
Toll Free  800 527-6102
 
Description  visitor center, 1852 lighthouse
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Lighthouse
 
New or Updated:   5/15/2004

  TX
 
Rockport
 
Texas Maritime Museum
 
1202 Navigation Circle
 
Rockport   TX  78382
  Phone   361 729-1271
 
Web Site  www.texasmaritimemuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:tmm@pelicancoast.net?subject=re:  Home Page
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
New or Updated:  5/15/2004

 

  Utah
Ivins
Nautical Research Guild
440 W Old Highway 91
Ivins UT 84738
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.naut-res-guild.org/index.html
E-mail  mailto:warwoods@xmission.com
Description  association to help ship modelmakers, has good link list and other maritime information
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
Primary Focus  Maritime
Kind of Activity  Link List
Nature of Group or Site  Association
 
  Virginia
Newport News
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News VA  23606
Phone 
757 596-2222
Web Site  www.mariner.org
E-mail  marketing@mariner.org
Description  Chesapeake Bay & Atlantic seagoing, figureheads, ship models
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Collection G-M  Models
Collection N-Z  Sculpture

Research /Reading  Library
 
  Virginia
Norfolk
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk VA  23510
Phone 
747 444-8971
Web Site  http://www.hrnm.navy.mil/
Alt Web  http://www.battleshipwisconsin.org/nauticuspg.html
Description  220 years of naval history in Hampton Roads, Battleship Wisconsin
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Industry /Profession  Naval
Collection G-M  Models
Owner/Operator:  US Navy

Virginia
Yorktown
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street
PO Box 531
Yorktown VA  23690
Phone 
757 887-2641
Web Site  http://www.watermens.org/
Description  Indoor & outdoor exhibits on the local fishing industry
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Collection N-Z  Models

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    WA
 
Anacortes
 
W T Preston Sternwheel Snagboat
 
703 R Avenue
 
Anacortes   WA 98221    
 
Phone   360 293-1915
 
Web Site  http://www.anacorteshistorymuseum.org/preston.html
 
E-mail  mailto:museum@cityofanacortes.org
 
Description  dry berthed snagboat that worked to keep the rivers clear for 40 years
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
New or Updated:    3/10/2004

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  Washington
Bremerton
Bremerton Naval Museum
130 Washington Avenue
Bremerton WA  98337
Phone 360 479-7447
Web Site www.apptechsys.com/kmag/NavalMuseum.htm
Description
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime

  WA
 
Bremerton
 
Bremerton Historical Ships
 
300 Washington Beach Avenue
 
PO Box 903
 
Bremerton   WA     98310
 
Phone   360 792-2457
 
Web Site  http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/museum/dd951mus.html
 
E-mail  mailto:dd951@sinclair.net
 
Alt Web  http://hnsa.org/ships/turnerjoy.htm
 
Description  Home of USS Turner Joy, last destroyer of its type
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Ship
 
New or Updated:   6/1/2004
 
  Wisconsin
Barkers Island
SS Meteor Museum
Address
Barkers Island WI 54880
Phone 715 392-5742
Web Site http://barkersislandinn.com/barkers/history/
Description last remaining Whaleback freighter, Superior
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Era 1896

  Wisconsin
Manitowoc
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc WI 54220
Phone 920 684-0218
Web Site www.wimaritimemuseum.org/
Description
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime

Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Pier Wisconsin Center
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee WI 53202
Phone 414 276-5664
Web Site http://www.lakeschooner.com/
Description primarily operates newly-built lake schooner Dennis Sullivan
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Last changed: 02/04/2003
  Wisconsin
Sister Bay
Door County Maritime Museum
12724 Wisconsin Bay Road
Sister Bay WI 54324
Phone 920 854-1844
Web Site www.dcmm.org/
Description
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime

Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay
Door County Maritime Museum
120 North Madison Avenue
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Phone 920 743-5958
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus
Maritime

  WI
 
Two Rivers
 
Rogers Street Historic Fishing Village
 
5905 Jackson Street
 
Two Rivers      WI
 
Phone   920 793-5678
 
Web Site  http://www.rogersstreet.com/
 
Description  four maritime buildings & fishing tug
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Lighthouse
 
Era  1886
 
New or Updated: 6/18/2004

  WI

  Washington Island

  Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum

  Jackson Harbor Road

  Washington Island  WI   54246    

  Phone   920 847-2522

  Web Site  http://www.washingtonislandchamber.com/members/jacksonharbormuseum.h

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  Alt Web  http://www.jacksonharborinn.com/Attractions%20JH.htm

  Description  fishing and maritime in former fishing sheds

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  New or Updated:    8/24/2004

 

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  Council of American Maritime Museums

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

  E-mail  mailto:president@councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org

  Description  organization of 80+ museums & museum professionals

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Kind of Activity  Link List

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  New or Updated:  4/20/2007


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Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
Web Site 
http://www.boatnerd.com/
E-mail  mailto:neil@schultheiss.com
Description  extensive lists of material on everything related to shipping on the Great Lakes
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
Primary Focus  Maritime
Nature of Group or Site  Link List
Field of Study/Science Facility  Web Site

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Great Lakes Region Visitor Centers
Address
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Phone
Web Site http://www.lrd.usace.army.mil/GL/gl_rec.htm
E-mail mailto:Scott.G.Vowinkel@usace.army.mil
Description descriptions of & links to US Army Corps Visitor centers in Duluth, Sault Ste Marie, & Mount Davis Dam
Type of Resource Tourism Information
Primary Focus Maritime
Nature of Group or Site Web Site 
 

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  Smith's Master Index of Maritime Museum Websites

  Address

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  Web Site  http://www.maritimemuseums.net/

  Description  author of maritime museum guides maintains site

  Type of Resource   Tourism Information

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Kind of Activity   Link List

  Nature of Group or Site  Web Site

  New or Updated:   5/3/2005

 

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