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Experience the Exhibits, Programs and Events Illustrating Long Island's Maritime History


The Long Island Maritime Museum was founded in 1966 and is located on the historic West Sayville waterfront. The museum grounds, once part of the Meadow Edge estate of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Hard, is now comprised of fourteen acres and nine historic buildings. Charged with the mission of preserving Long Island’s maritime history and heritage for educational purposes, the Museum has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 40 years.

Inside one of the National Historic Landmarks, the Rudolph Oyster House, visitors can take a look at the industry and the families who made it work, as well as what happened to it and the aquaculture in the Great South Bay today.

Long Island Maritime Museum and Suffolk County ParksIn the days of dead reckoning and no electronic aids for navigation, it is a small wonder that ships, sometimes having been at sea for more than a year, often ended up aground on the island’s barrier beaches. The exhibits show how weather, chance, and human error conspired to make the waters around Long Island a “valley of ship wrecks”.

Congratulations to the 2016 Raffle Boat Winner  -  Ticket # 1121

Come for a sail aboard the restored 1888
Oyster Sloop Priscilla, a National Historic Landmark.
Book your cruise aboard the Priscilla now!
Or for reservations over the phone, call 631 - HISTORY



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