Research Request

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum takes great pride in being an active participant in the Great Lakes maritime research field.  Our goal is to make our archival and collection holdings available to all researchers.  To place a research inquiry, or to inquire about the contents of our collection, click here with a description of your research, what you are looking for, and how we can be of service.  

Our archival holdings include 1000s of photographs, documents, maps, charts and some ship plans.  Too, our maritime research library consists of 1000s of secondary source material to supplement your research and better enhance your knowledge.  We cannot process genealogical requests, as we do not have a large record of individuals outside of those associated with the property at which we reside. 

Lake Ontario Waterfront Festival

The Maritime Museum and our partners are excited to announce the Lake Ontario Waterfront Festival - a family friendly event with something for everyone!

Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22 10:00am-5:00pm (4-7 Saturday Music)...


Lighthouse Tours Set to Begin in June, 2022

Tours of the iconic Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse are now scheduled for the 2022 season! Book your tickets today!

Lighthouse Tour Tickets 2022...


40 Years on the Pier

The Maritime Museum is celebrating its 40th year on the West First Street Pier in 2022

There's something for everyone at the Maritime Museum. ...