© 2018 Sandusky Area Maritime Assoc. 

Apologies are

in order

About Our Museum
Current Events

Some of our Members who answered our Annual Appeal were left out of the Newsletter. Your generous contributions did not go unnoticed. The error was caused by our outdated software systems. Your contributions will help us solve these problems and make us better able to serve you and offer the ideal visitor experience to museum visitors.

We appreciate each and every one of you!

Click here for a letter from John May, Executive Director SAMA

We sincerely apologize to the following Annual Appeal Contributors:

Come Visit Our Interactive Exhibits and Join in on Our Educational Programs!

Come dive into the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, where you'll have a boatload of fun discovering the rich maritime history of the Sandusky Bay area.  Travel back in time to the old days of passenger boats, commercial fishing, and ice harvesting on Lake Erie!  Learn about boat-building, Ohio's wetlands, shipwrecks, and Sandusky's role in the Underground Railroad. 

In our two out-buildings, you can board Lyman boats, view other vessels on display, or see what's in work in our boat building school and restoration workshop. Kids can do a scavenger hunt, practice their nautical knots, and build a small model boat to take home; all included with museum admission.   

When you're finished exploring the museum, you can visit our gift shop. We have a large selection of books and nautical items, including shirts, decorations, and toys!

Rates are listed under the Admission tab. 

Museum Happenings 

Construction on the New Underground Railroad Exhibit is on track! Our volunteers have worked hard to make it happen. Check back for updates and pictures soon! 

Our next historical program is January 11th!

Eric Rivet will present

"Thank God for the US Navy!" Destroyers on D-Day.


Ellen Kennedy will present "Getting from A to B or

B to D! Passenger Boats on the Lakes" on

January 25th


Programs are FREE to members. 

Click here for more info on becoming a member.  


Check out the museum

Gift Shop!


We have a large selection of local authors and nautical books, Christmas Ornaments, Lighthouses, children's toys and books, pirate-paraphernalia, chart-art from the Great Lakes Chart Company, historic maritime post cards and prints, Lyman Life products, and many more local, historical Maritime items. 

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