Museum/Program/Site Type: Organization

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…

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…

Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The mission of the Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is to preserve the history, celebrate the present and encourage the future for the Watermen of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Fulton Fish Market Cooperative at Hunt’s Point

Storied wholesale market features fish vendors who sell their goods in the early morning only.

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.

State Historical Society Bismarck, ND

The State Historical Society of North Dakota exists to identify, preserve,, interpret and promote the heritage of North Dakota and it’s people.

Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project

In the year 1000 A.D., this great Norwegian explorer discovered america. Today, this memorial stands in his honor in the Rose Garden at Leif Ericsson Park, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Inside you will find replica of the ship he sailed to America in 977 A.D. and the story of its restoration

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association

The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA) is a non-profit group, based in Duluth, MN, which provides the maritime artifacts found in the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

Kodiak Maritime Museum

Much of Alaska’s maritime heritage is housed in museums on the West Coast. KMM is setting a new course to preserve Alaska’s maritime history in a maritime heritage center on Kodiak’s working waterfront.  

Institute of Nautical Archaeology

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology is the world’s oldest organization devoted to the study of humanity’s interaction with the sea through the practice of archaeology.

Great Lakes Historical Society

The National Museum of the Great Lakes reveals the varied and fascinating history of our treasured Great Lakes, which make up 84% of all of the fresh water in North America.

Floating the Apple

Since it’s founding in 1992, Floating the Apple has built rowing gigs to be distributed to boat houses throughout the metropolitan area. We have collaborated and held events with boat rowing facilities on piers along the Hudson River, the Bronx and Connecticut.

WaterFront Center

The WaterFront Center was founded 17 years ago with the mission of connecting people to the water through education and recreation. People from all walks of life are able to access the waters of Oyster Bay and beyond with low-cost, inclusive hands-on programs, events, activities, and boat rentals.   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The WaterFront Center, a…