You are invited to become a member of the Sandusky Area Maritime Association and share in the exciting challenge of preserving our local maritime heritage. The association was formed in 1993 to establish a permanent archive for, to preserve, and promote area maritime heritage.


As a member, you will receive the "Messenger", our quarterly newsletter, featuring historical articles by area authors and historians such as Gordon Wendt. Your membership includes free admission to the museum and our Historical Program Series, a 10% discount on items from the museum gift shop, and invitations and special pricing to Museum events.

Membership Levels

Become a Lifetime Member

Individual Annual Dues $30

Couple Annual Dues $40

Senior Annual Dues $25

Senior Couple Annual Dues $35

Family (Immediate Only) Annual Dues $55

Business $125

Benefactor $150

For $1,000, you can become a lifetime member to the museum!

  • Life members will be listed on a plaque at the museum.

  • Voting rights are granted to members at the individual level and above. Each level includes listing in the newsletter.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Maritime Museum of Sandusky assist the staff with the daily operation of the Museum, including running the admissions desk, conducting group tours, assisting with the preservation of archival materials, and providing support at special events.

For more information on volunteering at the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, please call (419) 624 0274 or email