Learn about Long Island's rich nautical heritage at the Long Island Maritime Museum in Sayville
We are learning more about Long Island's rich nautical heritage at the Long Island Maritime Museum on this Road Trip: Close to Home.
Long Island Maritime Museum is on 14 waterfront acres in West Sayville.
The main building has a whole lot of history. You can access historic information about lighthouses and ship wrecks in an interactive exhibit.
On the museum grounds, you'll also find other historic buildings, including The William Rudolph Oyster House - which is a National Historic Landmark. It was built in 1908, and used to process and distribute oysters!
Stop by the Frank F. Penney Boat Shop. Inside the woodworking shop you can watch volunteers build and restore boats.
The boats are kept inside of the small craft building. You can step up to get an up close look at all of the boats, including the Alice 5, which was once a Fire Island ferry.
And tour the historic Bayman’s Cottage.
If you want to experience what life was like on the bay, get on board their 1888 Oyster Sloop Priscilla. She goes out on two-hour sails from the Snapper Inn in Oakdale.