About Us:

 

 

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, museum provisionally chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.  Our mission is "To promote, protect, enhance and collect the maritime historical resources associated with the Oswego River and its drainage basin, the Oswego Canal and Lake Ontario" and our vision is that "the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will creatively engage and inspire through educational, cultural and innovative experiences focused on Lake Ontario and its connecting waterways."

 

Our History: 

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego was founded in 1982 under the auspices of the Port of Oswego Authority and led by Mrs. Rosemary Nesbitt - former SUNY Oswego theater professor and City of Oswego historian.  Located on Oswego's West First Street Pier running adjacent to the Oswego River where it empties into Lake Ontario by way of Oswego Harbor.  Prior to becoming the Maritime Museum, our main facility was the administrative offices, powerhouse, and workshop for the grain elevator that rested on the northern end of the structure.  Today, the Museum continues to advance and grow meeting many of the challenges not uncommonly associated with life on the pier.    

 

 

 

 

Oswego Paddlefest is Back for 2021

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will host the eighth annual Oswego Paddlefest Saturday, July. 17th. Kayakers, canoeists and stand-up paddleboarders are encouraged to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego Canal.

The long course, geared for experienced paddlers, is approximately 13 miles and launches from Fulton between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. The short course is approximately 5.5 miles and launches from Minetto Riverview Park on NYS Rte. 48 from 8 to 9 ...

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Lighthouse Boat Tours 2021

Tickets now available online!

After a historic year in 2020, the Maritime Museum is excited to kick of the 2021 tour season. Purchase your tickets here....

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Lighting the Way: Oswego's Lighthouse in Pictures

A New Virtual Exhibit Online Now!

Check out the "Lighting the Way: Oswego's Lighthouse in Pictures" virtual exhibit here!...

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