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Oswego's West First Street Pier


PO Box 101

Oswego, NY 13126 





 ADULTS - $7.00

TEENS  - $3.00

12& under - FREE

Hours of Operation

 Monday - Sunday 1-5pm

 July & August, 10-5pm

 Historic Vessels open Mid-May - Sep 30

(weather pending)


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Welcome to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum

in the Historic Maritime District of Oswego, NY.

The main building, and original canal terminus, served as the offices and repair shop for the nearby grain elevator.  Preserving and presenting the diverse maritime history of Lake Ontario and the surrounding region, the Museum complex consists of a main building exhibits and galleries, outdoor exhibits, the Treasure Chest Gift Shop and a fleet of historic vessels the length of Oswego's West First Street Pier.

Along with our 1927 canal barge, Derrick Boat 8; the last remaining U.S. commercial fishing vessel to work on Lake Ontario, the Eleanor D, and the National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, the LT-5; we welcome the return of the schooner Ontario to Oswego's Harbor this summer.

Today, the Museum is growing and changing.  Open all year long with new exhibits, we offer a variety of activities, programs and events for all ages.


Lighthouse Auction

The Auction has been rescheduled to April 25th,  2015. Donations are still being accepted.
Please contact the museum for more information.  
History Lecture Series: Steve Wapen

Historian, Steve Wapen, on the left is pictured with history lecture attendee, Ted Panayotoff. Wapen spoke about the 1756 Ambush on Battle Island. Panayotoff brought an object that resembled a tomahawk but had an oval stone head that was found on the island many years ago by his wife’s family. Over 38 people attended the program last Saturday.

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H. Lee White Maritime Museum


West First Street Pier   PO Box 101   Oswego, New York 13126   315/342-0480  info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com

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