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The Australian National Maritime Museum, on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, is in a lively heritage precinct. At our wharves, we have one of the largest fleets of any museum in the world. The 14 vessels include a former navy destroyer HMAS VAMPIRE, a former navy submarine HMAS ONSLOW, a full-scale replica of Captain Cook's ship ENDEAVOUR, plus many others. [01.2001]
BCP45 now a National Historic Site On Sept 17th, 2005 — the Government of Canada designated the fishing boat BCP45 as a National Historic Site. Official presentation of the plaque finally took place on May 22, 2010. The BCP45 is the only known example of a wooden seiner (in its original configuration) still in existence, a class of vessel intimately associated with the commercial west coast fishery during the 20th century that has all but disappeared from use. Canadians may remember seeing an image of the BCP45 on the Canada five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986. [02.2011]
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum is located at Naden on Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, in the city of Victoria, which is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, province of British Columbia, Canada.
The museum exhibits focus on four distinct military groups that have made an impact on Canada's history and left a lasting heritage [02.2011]
Today, the Columbia River Maritime Museum’s reputation for the quality of its exhibits and the scope of its collections makes it one of the finest maritime museums in the nation. Columbia WLV-604, is the last lightship to serve on the West Coast, and is now docked at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. [02.2011]
Located in parkland near the mouth of the Mersey river it holds an interesting collection of models, photographs, artifacts, and paintings and its comprehensive research library and local history collection make it a one-stop venue for anyone interested in maritime or local history. The model collection on display within the museum is particularly outstanding. [02.2011]
Being an island community, Guernsey has had a long and intimate relationship with the sea. Matter maritime have frequently been instrumental in assuring a prosperity based either on direct exploitation, trade or the commercialised warfare known as privateering. Our museum presents this substantial maritime heritage through a range of reconstructed tableaux, models and traditional cased displays. It is not surprising that the museum's collections are rich in items relating to the island's long and illustrious maritime history and the range of items exhibited ensures that everyone will find something of interest. [02.2011]
The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tell the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead. [01.2011]
The Museum is located in the 1941 Municipal Ferry Terminal, now on the National Register of Historic Places. From 1941-1963, a ferry system transported thousands of passengers to the canneries, shipyards, and military bases on Terminal Island. From there they could make connections to neighboring cities and towns. Today the harbor is one of the world’s busiest, but the "ferry building" is still a place for making connections... to the community and our shared maritime experiences.
Housed within the Old Naval Bakery, the Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta's maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context .... The museum houses numerous artifacts highlighting the different epochs. [01.2011]
The aim of the Marine Museum of Manitoba is to gather ships, artifacts, and items relating to marine life, to tell the story of the development and the operation of marine life on Lake Winnipeg and the Red River. [01.2011]
The Marine Museum was founded in 1975, at the only federally built dry dock on the Great Lakes, the Marine Museum houses the original pumping station and steam engines built in 1891.
MARHST-L is an International electronic discussion group sponsored and administered by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston with the assistance of Queen's University at Kingston. [Webmaster's comment: well worth signing up for free - highly recommended] http://www.marmuseum.ca/marhst.html [01.2011]
Star of India (1863): This iron-hulled beauty is the oldest active ship in the world and a state and national historic landmark Berkeley (1898):
The first successful propeller driven steam ferry on the west coast and a state and national historic landmark Medea (1904):
The oldest pilot boat still in service on the west coast (1968)
US Navy submarine with the record for the deepest dive HMS Surprise(1970)
replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate B-39 (1967)
Soviet attack submarine designed to track US and NATO warships during the Cold War Californian (1984)
replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship Star of India. [02.2011]
The newly refurbished "Polly Woodside" has been created by the Trust and its dedicated teams to provide a new, fresh and exciting interaction experience ... After a four year redevelopment of the site, the "Polly Woodside" re-opened. [01.2011]
A part of the National Museums - Liverpool. Discover Liverpool's central role in centuries at sea as the gateway to the new world. Highlights include a poignant gallery about tragedies such as the Titanic, ship models and the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy. [02.2011]
Long before Mystic Seaport’s ships, shops and shipyard, the banks of the Mystic River were filled with...ships, shops and shipyards. Since the 1600s, this historic area has been a center of shipbuilding. Between 1784 and 1919 – the golden age of American maritime enterprise – more than 600 vessels were constructed along the Mystic River. [02.2011]
The National Waterways Museum brings together a unique fleet of historic boats with rich collections and archives to tell the story of Britains canals and waterways. The historic docks at Ellesmere Port provide the perfect setting. [01.2011]
As an official U.S. Navy Museum our mission is to preserve, collect and interpret Naval undersea history, science and operations for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. [02.2011]
The historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings. Go aboard HMS VICTORY, MHS WARRIOR and see the MARY ROSE Museum. [01.2011]
In 1969 a Queensland branch of the World Ship Society was formed. Those who joined had an interest in both shipping and maritime history. The members were asked to assist in showing maritime historical artefacts as part of Navy week.
As a result of the interest shown in the display, and realising the scope of historic artefacts in Brisbane, it was decided to form a steering committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a maritime museum in Brisbane. The Queensland Museum advised that it was responsible for all government museums under the Museums Act, but had no plans for establishing a maritime museum.
It was decided to call a meeting of interested persons and as a result of this meeting a decision was made to form an organization to establish a maritime museum with agreed Memorandum of Association stating that it shall be run by volunteers for the preservation and display of historical artefacts for the benefit of the public. [02.2011]
The Royal Naval Museum, in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, is one of Britain’s oldest maritime museums. The Museum’s aim is to preserve and present the history of the 'Fleet' - the ships and the men and women who manned them. [02.2011]
Stand on the stern of BALCLUTHA, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. [02.2011]
Formerly known as the South Street Seaport Museum. Home to PEKING, 1911; WAVERTREE, 1885; AMBROSE, 1908; HELEN McALLISTER, 1900; PIONEER, 1885; LETTIE G. HOWARD, 1893; W.O. DECKER, 1930; MARION M., 1932; PROGRESS (work barge) [01.2011]
The museum opened in 1986 to be acclaimed as one of the finest maritime museums in the world. Since that time well over 1,000,0000 people have visited and the Museum has earned its place as one of the state's great cultural icons. [01.2011]
Perched on the Indian Ocean's shore, the Western Australian Museum — Maritime is symbolic of Fremantle's past, present and future as a coastal city and port. The museum is home to the winning America's Cup yacht, AUSTRALIA II, and Oberon class submarine — HMAS OVENS, Jon Sanders' PARRY ENDEAVOUR and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. [01.2011]
Established in 1988, Whyalla Maritime Museum collects, researches, preserves and exhibits artifacts on World War Two Naval History, BHP Shipbuilding, Early Maritime Heritage, Natural History of Northern Spencer Gulf and Aboriginal History. The major museum vessel, HMAS WHYALLA, constructed in 1941, is the first modern warship built in South Australia and the largest land locked museum ship on display in Australia. [01.2011]
Yokohama has a proud marine history as the site of one of the first ports to be opened to the outside world. Yokohama Maritime Museum seeks to preserve the knowledge of the distant past and to tell the continuing story of Yokohama's development as a mjaor world port. As part of this mission, the sailing ship NIPPON MARU, Japan's most famous marine training vessel, is docked permanently outside. [01.2011]