Also known as the Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum, the Ashtabula Marine Museum is housed in the former residence of the Lighthouse Keepers and the Coast Guard Chief, built in 1871/1898, the museum contains models, paintings, marine artifacts, and photos of early Ashtabula Harbor and ore boats and tugs.
Motivated by civic pride and a desire to preserve the artifacts and narratives of the region, the museum was founded by the children of the progenitors of the American whaling industry. The museum features the world's largest library of whaling logbooks, prints, journals; the world's largest collection of scrimshaw, the world's largest collection of Japanese whaling art and literature outside of Japan, and the world's largest Dutch Old Master mar ...
The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel Islands Harbor complete with world class maritime art, ship models, and ocean breezes.
The Brannock Maritime Museum features early navigational instruments, ship models, Chesapeake Bay, a library, and local maritime memorabilia.
The museum is dedicated to the critical role that ships have played in the course of history and the development of the modern world. The museum is home to dozens of maritime exhibits and more that 250 intricately crafted models from all periods of history.
Located in the William Scarbrough House, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Exhibits include models of the Titanic, the SS Savannah, and the schooner Wanderer.
The Houston Maritime Musem features more than 150 ship models, over 100 types of navigational instruments, and numerous maritime artifacts provide new and exciting learning experiences for visitors of all ages.
The Discovery Modelers Education Center carries on the traditions and skills of ship modeling. The organization does this through hands-on education, including classes, seminars and workshops for people of all ages and abilities, through model exhibits, and other activities.
The Maritime Centre offers hands-on courses in traditional boat building techniques and restoration. Skillfully hand-crafted models of historic ships are housed in the museum at the end of the pier.
The Old Lighthouse Museum features three beautiful ship models, an exhibit on Miss Harriet Colfax, the keeper from 1861 until 1904, a new display of running lights from the ship, Showboat, and more historical curiosities from the history of Michigan City, Indiana.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum includes the world's largest: library of whaling logbooks, prints, journals; collection of scrimshaw, Japanese whaling art and literature outside of Japan, and Dutch Old Master marine paintings in the New World. The museum's complete coverage of 19th and 20th century whaling technology makes it a global center for scholarly research.
The James Kirk Maritime Museum features ship models and shipbuilding tools. The museum is located in the Linwood Library.
The collections consist of artifacts, books, plans, photographic materials, models, marine art, and technical records.
The Nicholson Whaling Collection at Providence Public Library is now the second largest whaling logbook collection in America. The library also has a large collection of ship models.
The Great Lakes Maritime Institute promotes interest in the Great Lakes; preserves items related to their history; encourages building of scale models of lake ships, small craft and racing boats and furthers programs of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
The Hart Nautical Gallery features 40 full-hull ship models.
Nearly all of the actual vessels that plied the waters of Puget Sound are gone, but the Discovery Modelers Education Center of Seattle has recreated them with detailed scale models available to the public. Located at Foss Waterway Seaport, models include Capt. George Vancouver's Discovery and the first steamer on Puget Sound, the S.S. Beaver.
The Mather House Museum features a collection of ship models, half-hull models, maritime art, shipwright's tools, and other maritime objects and documents.
The Peabody Essex Museum's maritime art and history collection, begun in 1803, is the finest in America. It is internationally renowned for holdings of approximately 30,000 paintings, drawings, and prints. The collection also encompasses 20,000 maritime objects.