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Long Island Maritime Museum

aka Long Island Maritime Museum   |   West Sayville, NY   |  www.limaritime.org

Mission

Preserve Long Island's maritime history and heritage for educational purposes; Purchase, collect, restore and preserve boats, vessels and related equipment having to do with the past and present maritime activities of Long Island, including but not limited to, shipbuilding, whaling, shellfishing, commercial and sport fishing, wildfowling, pleasure and competitive boating, watercraft and the ethnic heritage pertaining thereto; Restore, preserve, interpret, display and exhibit watercraft of historic interest, models of ships and of small craft, tools and implements of the marine crafts and trades, wildfowling decoys, paintings, prints, maps, charts and books, and displays featuring wildlife.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please visit us soon and be sure to also visit our website at www.limaritime.org and our Facebook page.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Mrs. Terry Lister - Blitman

Main address

88 West Ave

West Sayville, NY 11796 USA

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Formerly known as

Suffolk Marine Museum

EIN

23-7007442

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Public/Charter Sails

Two hour cruises on 1888 National Historic Landmark Oyster Sloop Priscilla over the Great South Bay - Adults $45, Seniors $35, Children $20. Exclusive charters are available for up to 13 passengers, call the Museum for pricing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Seafood Festival, held the last weekend in August and the Halloween Boat Burning are the two major nautical theme events that attract a large number of visitors to the Museum and contribute substantially to operating revenues.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Eight-week day camp, tailored to Primary School aged children, registration by the week, specializing in natural and nautical history on the Great South Bay. Activities include ferry trip weekly to Sunken Forest on Fire Island, excursion on oyster dredge sloop Priscilla and visits to a marine laboratory.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Two boat shops attract volunteers interested in woodworking who every year build boats either from kits or using traditional methods for raffle/sale to help defray costs and raise funds for Museum operations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Pathways through History 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Affiliations & memberships

American Association for State and Local History 1983

American Association of Museums 1983

Goals & Strategy

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Programmatic goals include expansion of educational offerings, exhibits and activities. Financial goals include growing the endowment to $1 million from its current $450,000 over the next 5-8 years; creation of a building fund to pay for capital improvements.

Develop new programs and partnerships, such as the current partnership with the Navy League Sea Cadet program, to attract young people to the Museum and to be a part of the activities at the facilities. Develop additional alliances with the tourism industry to promote visitation. Expand the public sailing and charter program with the Coast Guard certified National Landmark 1888 Oyster sloop Priscilla.

New thirty year license agreement with Suffolk County Parks Department for use and occupancy of the buildings and grounds provides long term stability for the Museum. Funding commitments are in place to: 1. complete the reconfiguration of the Museum boat basin and entrance channel to the Great South Bay and 2. construct a marine railway into a new vessel maintenance facility. This 5,000 square foot building will be multi-purpose and will be adaptable for indoor special events.

Capital improvements and major maintenance on the buildings and grounds move ahead, but very slowly, due to other priorities that the County government has. The thousands of people who attend special events at the Museum spread the word and return themselves, but revenues from new sources, besides membership dues and events, are slow to develop. Like the operational characteristics of the sailboats in the LIMM collection, movement forward is not in a straight line!

Financials

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Long Island Maritime Museum

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mike Eagan

Elizabeth Arink

Brandt Rising

John Wahlberg

Mark DeAngelis

Philip Linker

Tim Mattimore

Brian McCarthy

Christine Miller

Graham Scaife

Laura Smith

Harold Stumme

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
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  • Board composition
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  • Board performance
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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2023

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