The Mariner Museum

Age of Exploration

Age of Exploration chronicles the developments in shipbuilding, ocean navigation, and cartography that made the voyages of the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries possible. Ship models, rare books, illustrations, maps, navigational instruments, and other artifacts help bring the gallery to life. A hands-on "Discovery Library" allows visitors to examine reproductions of early navigational instruments and books.

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Age of Exploration

The Miniature Ships of August F. Crabtree

The jewel of The Mariners' Museum's collection is The Miniature Ships of August F. and Winifred Crabtree, one of its most popular exhibits. From a primitive raft to a Venetian galleass decorated with 359 carved figures, these exquisitely detailed miniature ships depict the evolution of boatbuilding in an unparalleled display of craftsmanship by artist/carver August F. Crabtree.

The Miniature Ships of August F. Crabtree

Great Hall of Steam

Great Hall of Steam relates the story of the oceangoing commercial steamship through ship models and murals. Some of the Museum's extensive figurehead collection is displayed here. The gallery offers a visual display of maritime steam engine history as well.

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Great Hall of Steam

Defending the Seas

Defending the Seas tells the story of the navy's important role in our nation's past, present, and future. Central to this story is the theory of sea power—that a nation's economic, political, and cultural powers are strongly tied to control of the seas. Each of the exhibition's five sections focuses on an important period in the navy's history while stressing the overriding importance of sea power to our nation's strength.

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