Museums, Programs, Historic Sites
State University of New York Maritime College
SUNY Maritime College is the oldest state maritime academy in the country. Founded in 1874, it has played a vital role in educating and training merchant mariners for much of the country’s history. In appreciation of that history, the college is home to the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler and, in the Stephen B. Luce Library archives, a vast collection of maritime-related books, documents and artifacts. These two resources add a unique, hands-on experience for students in the Master’s Degree in Maritime and Naval Studies program.
The college is located on the 55-acre Throggs Neck peninsula, where the East River meets the Long Island Sound.
The Maritime Industry Museum is free and open to the public. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, Marine Operations, International Transportation and Trade, Maritime Studies, and Marine Environmental Science.
Master’s degrees are available in International Transportation Management, and Maritime and Naval Studies. Several of the programs may be completed in conjunction with a US Coast Guard merchant marine license, which qualifies a person to sail onboard a commercial vessel.