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This country came from the sea.  Almost all of us have ancestors who came across oceans to be here, much of our early growth and prosperity came from fishing, boat building and trade, and the oceans served as a protective barrier for many years.  Here are nine pages of places that celebrate that heritage.  Let us know of those we've missed.  
 

Maritime Georgia - Louisiana

 
  Maritime Pages:  AK-CA, CA-DE, FLGA-LA, MAMD, MEMI to Mun, MI-NC, NH-OH, PA-ZZ  
  Georgia
Columbus
Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
Address
Columbus GA
Phone
Web Site www.portcolumbus.org
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry /Profession Naval

Georgia
Savannah
William Scarborough House/Ships of the Sea Museum

Address
Savannah GA
Phone
Web Site 
www.shipsofthesea.org
Description
Type of Resource 
House Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

 

 
Georgia
Saint Simons Island
Museum of Coastal History
101 12th Street
PO Box 21136
Saint Simons Island GA 31522
Phone 
912 638-4666
Web Site  http://saintsimons.com/stsimonslight/museum.shtml
Description  one of the few opportunities to visit a still-operating lighthouse, with furnished keeper's house, oil house
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Era  1872

Georgia
St Simons Island
St Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
101 12th St
PO Box 21136
Saint Simons Island GA  31522
Phone
912 638-4666
Web Site
www.saintsimonslighthouse.org/
Alt Web www.novagate.com/~schoonzerman/stsim.htm
E-mail ssilight@darientel.net
Primary Focus Maritime
Description St Simons Island Lighthouse
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Lighthouse
Owner/Operator Coastal Georgia Historical Society

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Hawaii
Honolulu
Hawai'i Maritime Center
Pier 7
Honolulu Harbor
Honolulu HI  96813
Phone 
808 536-6373
Alt Phone  808 523-6151
Web Site  www.holoholo.org/maritime
Description  ships, surfing, whaling,
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Collection N-Z  Surfing

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Address *****
Honolulu HI
Phone
Web Site http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/activity/bisrwwd.htm
Description list of companies offering whale or dolphin watching cruises
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Maritime
Nature of Group or Site Animals

 

  Hawaii
Lahaina
Carthaginian II Floating Museum
Lahaina Harbor
Lahaina HI 96761
Phone 808 661-8527
Web Site http://www.lahainarestoration.org/index.html
Description replica brig with whale and whaling exhibits
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Whaling
Owner/Operator: Lahaina Restoration Society
New or Updated: 05/19/2003

Hawaii
Lahaina
Whalers Village Museum
2435 Kaanapali Parkway #H16
Lahaina HI 96761
Phone 808 661-5992
Web Site http://www.whalersvillage.com/museum/museum.htm
Description indoor exhibits/outdoor displays including whale boat and gear located in shopping complex
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry /Profession Whaling
Collection N-Z Scrimshaw
New or Updated: 05/21/2003
 
  Illinois
Chicago
Chicago Marine & Aviation Center

11432 South Saint Lawrence Ave
Chicago IL  60628
Phone 
773 928-2841
Web Site  *****
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Illinois
East Alton
Melvin Price Locks & Dams Visitor Center
2 Lock and Dam Way
2751 Berm Highway
East Alton  62024
Phone  618 462-6979
Web Site  ******
Toll Free
888 899-2602
Description
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Maritime

 

 

  IN

  Delphi

  Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center

  1030 N Washington St

  Delphi  IN  46923    

  Phone   765 564-6572

  Web Site  http://www.wabashanderiecanal.org/subpage/interpretive/generalinfo.html

  E-mail  mailto:mccain@carlnet.org

  Description  3 mile long stretch of rewatered canal with 60 exhibit museum, 7 mile trail system

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Canal

  Kind of Activity   Trails

  Industry /Profession Transportation

  Collection G-M  Models

  New or Updated:   1/6/2005


Indiana
Michigan City
Old Lighthouse Museum
PO Box 512
Michigan City IN  46361
Phone 
219 872-6133
Web Site  http://www.michigancity.com/MCHistorical/
Description  on the shores of Lake Michigan, lighthouse reflects local history on the lake
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Lighthouse
Owner/Operator:  Michigan City Historical Society

  IN
 
Vevay
 
Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society
 
11 Ashland Cove Road
 
Vevay   IN   47043    
 
Phone   812 427-9480
 
Web Site  http://www.hspsi.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@hspsi.org
 
Description  links to operating sternwheelers, other nautical & preservation information
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
New or Updated:  3/10/2004

 
  Kentucky
Paducah
Center for Maritime Education
111 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah KY
Phone 
270 575-1005
Web Site  http://www.paducah-tourism.org/content.asp
Alt Web  http://www.seamenschurch.org/
Description  river navigation simulation at training center for river pilots , viewed from observation deck
Type of Resource  Activity
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
 

  LA

  Baton Rouge

  USS Kidd & Nautical Historical Center

  305 South River Road

  Baton Rouge  LA    70802    

  Phone  225 342-1942

  Web  www.usskidd.com/

  Description  restored WWII destroyer in drydock, also 3 WWII aircraft

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building  Ship

  Industry /Profession Naval

  New or Updated   1/20/2006
 

  LA

  Port Allen

  Port Allen Lock

  Highway 1

  Port Allen   LA

  Phone  225 343-3752

  Web Site http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/od/lockupdates/lockstatus.asp?lockid=1

  Alt Web http://www.wbrchamber.org/ServiceAreas/ServiceAreaDisplay.asp?p1=1276

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  Description  watch barges and tugs pass from the Mississippi River to the

                    Intracoastal Canal

  Type of Resource  Activity

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  New or Updated:   6/28/2007

 
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