Museum/Program/Site Type: Library/Archives

Buffalo Harbor Museum

Buffalo Harbor Museum and the Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society are located in downtown Buffalo, New York, focusing on shipping on the Great Lakes, with informative displays on the Erie Canal, shipwrecks, waterfront industries like Buffalo’s famous grain elevators, and many artifacts from ships that were a part of the Great Lakes’ maritime history.

Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is a Maritime museum devoted to presenting the maritime history of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the Canadian Arctic.

Toms River Seaport Society and Maritime Museum

The Tom’s River Seaport Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.

Mariners’ Museum

Remains of the ironclad USS Monitor anchor this extensive museum exploring global maritime history.

Banning Museum

The Banning Museum engages visitors in a living history experience, showing how the family lived worked, and entertained. Through it’s educational programs, it gives third, fourth and fifth-graders opportunities to experience life in the 19th century, enriching their curriculum.

Steamship Historical Society of America

The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1935 as a means of bringing together amateur and professional maritime historians in the waning years of steamboat services in the northeastern United States.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.  

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Puget Sound Maritime’s mission is to promote and preserve the maritime heritage and culture of Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest.

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.  

Northwest Seaport

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a port authority based in the Puget Sound region of the United States, comprising the seaports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state.

Nantucket Historical Association

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) tells the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.  

Michigan Maritime Museum

Museum with exhibits on Great Lakes & boating history & culture, plus a store & research library.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a Canadian maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, established in 1948, preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States.

Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

Supports the Maritime Museum of San Diego.