H. Lee White Maritime Museum at OswegoWest 1st Street Pier, Box 101
Oswego NY 13126
Category: Museums & Related Organizations
Description: The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego consists of indoor & outdoor exhibits, galleries, a fleet of historic vessels & the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. Vessels feature National Historic Landmark L.T-5 tug, the last operational WWII vessel of its type, NYS Derrick Boat 8, a 1925 canal barge, Eleanor D, last remaining U.S. commercial fishing boat to work Lake Ontario & the schooner OMF Ontario, a future floating classroom. A variety of family activities, programs & events are offered. Open all year, Mon-Sun, 1-5 pm, (Jul-Aug, 10-5pm). NYS Derrick Boat 8 & the LT-5 are open mid-May - Sep 30.
Our Story: Located in Oswego's Historic Maritime District, on the West First Street Pier, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego preserves and presents the diverse maritime history of the harbor of Oswego, the oldest U.S. fresh water port. The main building, an original canal terminus, served as the offices and repair shop for the nearby grain elevator. The Museum is partnering with the City of Oswego in the restoration of the historic Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse. Founded in 1982, the Museum continues to grow & change. The center offers a variety of activities, programs & events for visitors & area residents of all ages and new exhibits are installed each year.