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Tugging Around Oswego Harbor - William Leighton Exhibit

Through photographs, watercolors, and scale models, Leighton’s impressions of tugboats provide a vivid portrait of Oswego Harbor in the 20th century and echo the essential nature of tugboats to harbor operations.  As a professional photographer and twenty-eight-year veteran of the Palladium Times, Leighton’s (1925-2017) love for the workhorse of the water is on full display May 18 through December 22, 2024.

Oswego Paddlefest 2024 - Details & Registration

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum presents Oswego Paddlefest, Saturday, July 13, 2024. The event is in its 10th year and encourages kayakers and canoeists to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego Canal/River. Paddlers will experience locking through 4 actual canal locks. 

Honoring the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Today, moored along the West First Street Pier in Oswego Harbor, LT-5 Major Elisha K. Henson serves as a dock-side attraction, a remnant of the greatest generation, and a site worthy of preservation.  Seventy-five years ago, the 114’ ocean going tugboat played a crucial role in what General Dwight Eisenhower termed the “Great Crusade” – the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, colloquially known as D-Day.

International Museum Ship Weekend 2024

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is excited to welcome back Fred Legaweic as part of International Museum Ship Weekend, hosted June 1-2, 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

Youth Sailboat Sprint - Build Your Own Workshops

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Oswego and the City of Oswego to offer two off-site model sailboat building workshops for children ages 5-15 years of age. The first is May 2nd .

Ned & Gail Goebricher Named Volunteers of the Year in 2023

Ned and Gail Goebricher, of Oswego, were honored recently at the Museum’s Annual Volunteer Reception for their dedication to the restoration of the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse and their involvement with the H Lee White Maritime Museum in particular with Lighthouse Boat Tours.

Oswego Lighthouse Tour Booking Open for 2024

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is now taking reservations for boat tours to the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse for the 2024 season! 

Shipwrecks of Upstate New York

A new exhibit, courtesy of Tim Caza and Dennis Gerber, features twenty five 3D printed and hand painted models of local shipwrecks.  On display now, at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

Schooner Ontario - 2022 Update

The theme for this year’s work was preparation and preservation, preparation for the major work coming in 2023 and pr...

Schooner Ontario - 2021 Update

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum’s Schooner Ontario Committee had a big year and made considerable progress on Ontari...

Schooner Ontario – 2020 Update

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to announce that it has formally begun strategically planning ...

Maritime Museum Celebrates 40 Years on the Pier

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is celebrating its 40th year in 2022; both reflecting on the past and sail...
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