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Maritime Museums

Living History

Historic Boat Collection at the Maine Maritime Museum; Bath, Maine

These six maritime museums offer boating families experiences that will form a lifetime of memories.

A lot of the time when we’re cruising, particularly if we’re cruising with children, is spent looking for something new—a place or an experience that will keep the entire crew happy or, better yet, wanting to come back for more. A suggestion, learned from experience: Make a maritime museum part of your next cruise. A good hands-on museum is a great way to share the passion. Let the crew climb on a tall ship, ride an antique runabout, sight a target through a submarine periscope, or try to pick up a real cannonball. There are nautical museums across the U.S. Here are some of our favorites:

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This article originally appeared in the February 2015 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.