Research Request

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum takes great pride in being an active participant in the Great Lakes maritime research field.  Our goal is to make our archival and collection holdings available to all researchers.  To place a research inquiry, or to inquire about the contents of our collection, click here with a description of your research, what you are looking for, and how we can be of service.  

Our archival holdings include 1000s of photographs, documents, maps, charts and some ship plans.  Too, our maritime research library consists of 1000s of secondary source material to supplement your research and better enhance your knowledge.  We cannot process genealogical requests, as we do not have a large record of individuals outside of those associated with the property at which we reside. 

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 ...


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....


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!...