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.
In 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”.
Come for a sail aboard the restored 1888
Oyster Sloop Priscilla, a
National Historic Landmark.
For reservations please call
631 - HISTORY (447-8679)
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We will be partnering with US Powerboating and SUNY Maritime College
to offer the Safe Powerboating Course here at the Museum in April,
May and June. The two day course on Saturday & Sundays is a mix of
classroom and on-the-water training, and meets the NY State
requirements for those born on or after May 1, 1996. Please click
the picture for additional information and registration.