Museum/Program/Site Activities: On the Water

Riverkeeper, Inc.

Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.  Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River. The Hudson River and the NYC Watershed are healthy ecosystems teeming with life.…

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

A joint venture of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program educates undergraduates in a semester-long, interdisciplinary exploration of America’s oceans and coasts. Every semester, 17–24 students of all majors from colleges and universities across the US attend Williams-Mystic. Closely guided by faculty, students study maritime history, literature of the sea, marine…

Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. In addition to organizing the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series, Tall Ships America manages scholarship programs to make sail training experiences more affordable for young people, grant programs to assist crew…

Custom House Maritime Museum & New London Maritime Society

The mission of the New London Maritime Society (NLMS) is to protect and preserve New London’s U.S. Custom House, three area lighthouses, and Long Island Sound, and to promote,  interpret, and celebrate the rich maritime life & history of the port of New London and the surrounding region through museum exhibitions, educational programs, and preservation initiatives. Telling…

PortSide NewYork & Mary A. Whalen

PortSide New York brings the community ashore and community afloat together at its home on the tanker Mary A. Whalen on Pier 11, Atlantic Basin next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The organization is a maritime center that combines the working waterfront, public access and community development, and displays a new…

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II – S.S. Lane Victory

The S.S. Lane Victory is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (USMMVWWII); a nationwide, tax-exempt, non-profit historical and educational institution.

Queen Mary

This ornate floating hotel aboard an iconic 1936 ocean liner is moored at Long Beach, 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Permanent and temporary exhibits looking at the impact of maritime culture on the Lake Tahoe area.

SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum

SS Meteor is the sole surviving ship of the unconventional whaleback design. The design, created by Scottish Captain Alexander McDougal, enabled her to carry maximum amount of cargo with a minimum of draft.

SS Jeremiah O’Brien

SS Jerimiah O’Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for Revolutionary War Ship Captain Jerimiah O’Brien. Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada tha stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 1944.

Presidential Yacht Potomac

The Potomac Association is committed to preserving the legacy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt through education for students and adults. Educational cruises highlight the impact of the FDR Era on our local and national history. Docents lead educational tours of the Potomac and facilitate in classroom discussions with students of all ages.

Pier 66 Maritime- Frying Pan and John J. Harvey

Seasonal destination for American fare, cocktails & brews served on a floating railroad barge.

Penobscot Marine Museum

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, United States, is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and is designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maine’s and Searsport’s rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history.  

Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute is an ocean education organization located in Dana Point, California. Founded as the Orange County Marine Institute in 1977, it offers ocean science and maritime history programs for K–12 students and their teachers.  

New Hampshire Boat Museum

The New Hampshire Boat Museum’s exhibitions, collections, programs, and events inspire an understanding and an appreciation of the unique role New Hampshire’s lakes play in people’s lives down through the ages.