Due to COVID-19 issues, CAMM is unable to distribute new supplies of admissions cards to our members. As it becomes possible for more institutions to re-open, we request that they consider accepting expired 2019 cards in the meantime. We hope to be able to resume distribution in the not-too-distant future.
An update to last week’s listings:
Penobscot Marine Museum, Camden, ME
Guided campus walking tours Tuesdays & Saturdays
Many museums also have online exhibits. The most recent to open, Women at the Helm!, is at:
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT
A more complete list of accessible online exhibits is on the CAMM website:
The following CAMM member museums are now open for visitation, so take advantage of these opportunities. Please refer to their websites for additional information on appropriate necessary safety precautions and any limitations on access. This list will be updated regularly.
Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
Bayshore Center at Bivalve, NJ
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – opening June 29
Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, OR
Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Madisonville, LA
Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria, MN
Long Island Maritime Museum, West Sayville, NY – opening July 5
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME
San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA – opening July 1
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, NS – opening July 1
Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven, MI
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, OH
New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro Falls, NH – opening July 1
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA
South Carolina Maritime Museum, Georgetown, SC
South Street Seaport, New York, NY
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, St. Augustine, FL
Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ
Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI
The attached Morey Report, directed by the Getty Center, addresses the Covid-19 issues and reopening public attractions.
NOAA is now accepting applications for the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, to advise NOAA on the sanctuary management plan and will serve as a liaison between NOAA and the community. Applications will be accepted through July 1, and materials for voting seats are available here.
NOAA is currently recruiting for all 15 voting seats and 15 alternate seats from each of the following interests:
Maritime Archaeology and History (2 members, 2 alternates)
Cultural Heritage (1 member, 1 alternate)
Recreation (2 members, 2 alternates)
Business and Economic Development (2 members, 2 alternates)
Tourism and Marketing (1 member, 1 alternate)
Education (2 members, 2 alternates)
Research, Science and Technology (1 member, 1 alternate)
Recreational Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
Commercial Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
Citizen At-Large (2 members, 2 alternates)
In addition, we are seeking a member of the community, age 14-17 at the time of application, who will sit in a youth seat on the council as a non-voting member. Non-voting members will represent Charles County, MD Department of Planning, MD Department of Natural Resources, Department of Navy / Department of Defense, US Coast Guard, State of Virginia, Piscataway Conoy Tribe (Maryland), Piscataway Indian Nation (Maryland), and the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia.
Joining us for National Maritime Day? Help us get the word out!
On Friday, May 22, no later than 1:00 p.m. EDT, use the hashtag #NationalMaritimeDay on your social media posts to join the conversation. National Maritime Day is an opportunity to thank our nation’s maritime industry and commemorate merchant mariners lost in war, while creating a broader awareness of nation’s waterborne transportation system and its workers.
Not sure what to post? We have some ideas below!
- Tweet a photo or video of U.S. merchant mariners, cadets and midshipmen, or maritime industry workers
- Tweet a photo or video that highlights the U.S. maritime industry (i.e. small shipyards, ports, inland waterways)
- Retweet industry posts (i.e. shipyards, ports, U.S.-flag carriers etc.)
- Retweet Maritime Administration (MARAD) posts from @DOTMARAD
- Tweet a photo of YOU (and your brother, aunt, neighbor…) holding a sign with the hashtag #NationalMaritimeDay
And remember to join us for the National Maritime Day ceremony this Friday, May 22 at 10:30 A.M. at YouTube.com/c/MaritimeAdministration1950
The Council of American Maritime Museums plans to hold its conference and annual meeting April 26-28, 2021 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia. These plans have been made with the anticipation that international travel and large gatherings will be permitted. More information about the conference program will be released in the coming months. The CAMM Board and the staff of the Vancouver Maritime Museum will continue to monitor and adhere to current directives while they work to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all in 2021.
Conference information will be updated on the CAMM website at https://councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/annual-meeting/