Path Through Maritime History

The annual Path Through Maritime History exhibit at the Great New York State Fair endeavors to educate fair-goers about the maritime history, heritage, and culture of New York State.  In the past, visitors have been introduced to the Great Shipwrecks of New York's Great Lakes which explored the historic, cultural and preservation efforts occurring underneath the inland waterways of New York in 2014.  In 2017, Waterways of War demonstrated the role of New York State's maritime geography in three early American military conflicts.  Lighthouses and Life-Saving focused on the historic and economic significance of lighthouses, their keepers, and their technology in 2018.


Creating the Path Through Maritime History exhibit year-after-year is one centered on strong collaborative partnerships not limited to, the following: New York Sea Grant, Great Lakes Seaway Trail Inc., the Great New York State Fair, the Great Lakes Research Consortium, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Central New York Boating Industries Association, various SUNY programs, Empire Dock and Lift, and dozens of other organizations and individual contributors.


Now, you too can travel the Path Through Maritime History and enjoy learning about the shipwrecks, waterways or war, and lighthouses that have shaped New York's Maritime History.    


HLWMM Winter Art Exhibit

The Smart Neighbor’s Project is an ongoing collaborative and multidisciplinary effort between classrooms at SUNY Oswego and local independent...


Path History

Lighthouses & Life-Saving

Explore the lighthouses, keepers, and technologies of the past.


Programs & Events

Christmas At Sea Open House 2019

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to host our annual Christmas at Sea Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 1-4:30 pm.  ...