News & Events

The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler is a non-profit organization, so all membership and donations are tax deductible. We wish to thank those who have donated generously to make this year's exhibits and events possible. We're ready for an exciting 2006! If you wish to make a donation or become a new member, please contact the museum office by phone (718) 409-7218, fax (718) 409-6130, or email us at

The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, along with The American Museum of Natural History, is recognized by The New York Times in the Times Review of the book, "New York's 50 Best Museums for Cool Parents and their Kids." The Maritime Industry Museum continues its mission and looks forward to a successful year in 2006!


March 11 Board of Directors Meeting
March 26, 27 Mini Model Event
June 10 Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Members are welcomed

Maritime Industry Museum Celebrates The Towing Industry at its 4th Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction
September 9 Board of Directors Meeting
September 16 Maritime Industry Museum Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Homecoming
December 9 Board of Directors Meeting & Holiday Luncheon


The Fall River Model Collection was completed upon delivery of the final three models on February 28th, 2005. Delivered the morning of yet another beautiful blizzard, the models were carefully transported by truck to the Museum. 9 to 11 feet in length and weighing up to 650lbs they were carefully carried by faithful cadets into the museum for display. Please join us in welcoming these exquisite and rare models.

The Excaliber

The Excaliber

The Berwindmore

The Media


Cunard Line
On April 17, 2004, the exhibit on the Cunard Line was unveiled. The exhibit features artwork, models, artifacts, and historical information on the history of the world's most famous cruise line. The exhibit corresponds with the maiden voyage of Cunard's latest liner, the magnificent Queen Mary II. Highlighting the Cunard Line exhibit is the newly restored models from the Cronican Collection, featuring close to twenty of the most famous Cunarders, including the Mauritania and the Queens.

Swan Hunter
The newly completed Swan Hunter exhibit features many vessels built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, Ltd. The Swan Hunter exhibit is in the form of a mechanical diorama, in which the vessels cruise across the ocean. Swan Hunter was one of the premier shipbuilders of its era and produced most of the grandest British liners of the early part of the 20th century.

French Lines
The exhibit featuring vessels that served in the French Lines has been fully renovated and restores. The vivid models produced by Frank Cronican have been painstakingly restored to their original condition and have been placed on display. In addition, historical information has been provided on most of the major French Lines vessels, including the Normandie.

Titanic / White Star Line
The exhibit featuring the R.M.S. Titanic, perhaps the most famous liner in history, has been updated. Historical information has been provided, highlighting the construction, sinking, and legacy of the vessel. The aesthetics of the display have also been updated, giving particular prominence to a vivid print of the vessel.


The Maritime Industry Museum is a non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you,

Captain Eric J. Johansson
Executive Director
Maritime Industry Museum

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