Long Island Maritime Museum, West Sayville

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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 Meadowedge 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”.
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  • beautiful - crew helpful and interesting . one of the crew gave the history of the priscilla. seating was comfortable. life jackets offered. 
    beautiful - crew helpful and interesting . one of the crew gave the history of the priscilla. seating was comfortable. life jackets offered.  more »
  • Just an enjoyable, peaceful 2 hours. Crew were friendly and informative. Don't worry, you won't be charged if the weather doesn't cooperate! 
    Just an enjoyable, peaceful 2 hours. Crew were friendly and informative. Don't worry, you won't be charged if the weather doesn't cooperate!  more »
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  • A great place to view and learn about maritime history.
  • I was never to the museum But we did sail the Priscilla On a 2-hour cruise and it was amazing.The crew was very informative and friendly. I strongly suggestSailing the Priscilla cruise.

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