Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

Learn how sailors navigate through New York’s waters with a trip to the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. Founded by a marine service company that dealt with sales and service for the marine industry for over 30 years, this museum features a historically significant collection of maritime navigation and communication equipment and has made it available in its exhibits – including an experience with Morse Code! The exhibits and displays have a dual-focus: electronics and local maritime history. While all of the equipment on display was previously installed on ships, an interactive exhibit helps visitors understand how each piece relates to their own everyday lives. The museum has a Morse Code exhibit on display now at the Staten Island Children’s Museum where kids can become navigators! See another one of their traveling exhibits, “Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation,” at The Biddle House in Conference House Park on display every Saturday from 12-3p.m. This exhibit highlights select pioneers of the maritime industry. Their ideas and ethics not only shaped the maritime industry’s progression but also affect the modern world. Each person has formulated idea or work ethic that helped to lead to various developments to even bring foundations for things such as Wi-Fi. Immigrating from their homelands for a better life, these people have impacted generations to come. Below are some images from the exhibition.   The museum’s home base is open Monday-Friday from 9a.m.-5p.m. For more information, visit mmncny.org or call (718) 594-1717.

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