Museums, Programs, Historic Sites
American Merchant Marine Museum at the US Merchant Marine Academy
BThe American Merchant Marine Museum is housed in the former William Barstow mansion, located on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. This museum focuses on the evolution of American-flagged shipping since 1900. It has many ship models and marine paintings, a collection of rare antique navigational instruments, several rooms dedicated to the maritime industry and the history of USMMA, and an annex that displays the back-acting engine of the steamship Emory Rice (formerly the gunboat USS Ranger (1873), the only such engine still in existence. The Museum is ADA compliant.
Call or write to arrange for group tours.
In warm weather, picnic tables are available on the front lawn of the Museum.
Teacher packet in preparation for visit is sent on request. Former merchant mariners are available to present a program on tugboats in a room dedicated to the industry. There is also a gallery honoring the merchant marine veterans of WWII.