Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication The Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication is dedicated to the preservation of marine electronic equipment and local maritime history.
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MMNC is happy to introduce the STEM learning program. As a part of this program, we will be teaching about the STEM aspe...
04/27/2021

MMNC is happy to introduce the STEM learning program. As a part of this program, we will be teaching about the STEM aspects of the maritime industry. There will be presentations about Morse Code and the compass.

For children from the ages of 5-8, we will be having the elementary series that includes the read aloud, museum presentation, Morse Code presentation, compass presentation, and Kahoots. It’ll give the opportunity for young children to learn more about maritime and STEM.

Check out other posts on our website under “Latest News” for more information about the different aspects of the STEM learning program.

MMNC is happy to introduce the STEM learning program. As a part of this program, we will be teaching about the STEM aspects of the maritime industry. There will be presentations about Morse Code and the compass.

For children from the ages of 5-8, we will be having the elementary series that includes the read aloud, museum presentation, Morse Code presentation, compass presentation, and Kahoots. It’ll give the opportunity for young children to learn more about maritime and STEM.

Check out other posts on our website under “Latest News” for more information about the different aspects of the STEM learning program.

The elementary series of the Morse Code Presentation will go over Morse Code in a way that children around the ages of 5...
04/27/2021

The elementary series of the Morse Code Presentation will go over Morse Code in a way that children around the ages of 5-8+ can understand. The presentation will have various videos and small challenges the students will go over as the presentation progresses allowing the students to become more engaged with learning about Morse Code and its usability.

This link below will lead you to the presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NAhGoGkUNnJJ-EJ8pA5mKN6E_rXb8kf8GkFSVaOBHaU/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

The elementary series of the Morse Code Presentation will go over Morse Code in a way that children around the ages of 5-8+ can understand. The presentation will have various videos and small challenges the students will go over as the presentation progresses allowing the students to become more engaged with learning about Morse Code and its usability.

This link below will lead you to the presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NAhGoGkUNnJJ-EJ8pA5mKN6E_rXb8kf8GkFSVaOBHaU/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

As part of our elementary series, we would like to introduce what a museum is and the importance of it. This presentatio...
03/17/2021

As part of our elementary series, we would like to introduce what a museum is and the importance of it. This presentation will teach children from the ages of 5-8 about the purpose of a museum and what our museum is really about. They will learn about different nautical and maritime terms. This will extend their vocabulary and their knowledge about the maritime industry.

Check out the link below to learn more about the museum.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MVNEnM1IEFyPz-jxoda7Yn4rb9ZyDai7rFiCtThEnEI/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

As part of our elementary series, we would like to introduce what a museum is and the importance of it. This presentation will teach children from the ages of 5-8 about the purpose of a museum and what our museum is really about. They will learn about different nautical and maritime terms. This will extend their vocabulary and their knowledge about the maritime industry.

Check out the link below to learn more about the museum.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MVNEnM1IEFyPz-jxoda7Yn4rb9ZyDai7rFiCtThEnEI/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

This presentation will focus on the usage and history of Morse Code and how it was used in maritime. The presentation wi...
03/17/2021

This presentation will focus on the usage and history of Morse Code and how it was used in maritime. The presentation will go over how to learn Morse Code in both reading and writing while also going over its importance. There will be slides that give questions in Morse Code that the viewers have to solve so that they may continue forward.

This link below will lead you to the presentation.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xpxNkosRMqjfgxNpZ6_gvSjDB-sSQG3M4vBs6bK_870/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

This presentation will focus on the usage and history of Morse Code and how it was used in maritime. The presentation will go over how to learn Morse Code in both reading and writing while also going over its importance. There will be slides that give questions in Morse Code that the viewers have to solve so that they may continue forward.

This link below will lead you to the presentation.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xpxNkosRMqjfgxNpZ6_gvSjDB-sSQG3M4vBs6bK_870/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

As part of our elementary series, we would like to present our program about the compass. There is a presentation availa...
03/16/2021

As part of our elementary series, we would like to present our program about the compass. There is a presentation available for everyone targeted for children ages 5-8. It teaches kids about the basics of what a compass is, how to read it and the terms that go along with it. It’ll spark their interest in learning about nautical and navigational tools such as the compass.

Check out the link below to learn the basics of what a compass is. After completing the presentation, test out your knowledge through our Kahoot Series with fun quizzes.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T7_Wp3WJgCj7_toKMBdgR_WeIYha7B3PlQ6o1WqbJQs/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

As part of our elementary series, we would like to present our program about the compass. There is a presentation available for everyone targeted for children ages 5-8. It teaches kids about the basics of what a compass is, how to read it and the terms that go along with it. It’ll spark their interest in learning about nautical and navigational tools such as the compass.

Check out the link below to learn the basics of what a compass is. After completing the presentation, test out your knowledge through our Kahoot Series with fun quizzes.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T7_Wp3WJgCj7_toKMBdgR_WeIYha7B3PlQ6o1WqbJQs/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

As part of our STEM program, we would like to present our presentation about the compass. It’s an important navigational...
03/16/2021

As part of our STEM program, we would like to present our presentation about the compass. It’s an important navigational tool that most of you know about. Children of all ages and adults are welcome. This presentation will go more in depth on your basic knowledge of this nautical tool and give more insight on its importance.

Check out the link below to learn more about the compass.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nwjgiQdxIj9ufBPvnBYVcfA66188meZ0wybjh8_hQpQ/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

As part of our STEM program, we would like to present our presentation about the compass. It’s an important navigational tool that most of you know about. Children of all ages and adults are welcome. This presentation will go more in depth on your basic knowledge of this nautical tool and give more insight on its importance.

Check out the link below to learn more about the compass.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nwjgiQdxIj9ufBPvnBYVcfA66188meZ0wybjh8_hQpQ/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

MMNC is proud to introduce our own Kahoot! website (game-based learning platform). We will be updating this on an ongoin...
03/15/2021

MMNC is proud to introduce our own Kahoot! website (game-based learning platform). We will be updating this on an ongoing basis. The elementary series is live now which includes quizzes on the museum, books, compasses and Morse Code.

Check it out!

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

MMNC is proud to introduce our own Kahoot! website (game-based learning platform). We will be updating this on an ongoing basis. The elementary series is live now which includes quizzes on the museum, books, compasses and Morse Code.

Check it out!

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

MMNC is excited to be starting a virtual book club. Children of all ages and adults are welcome. Our first program will ...
03/15/2021

MMNC is excited to be starting a virtual book club. Children of all ages and adults are welcome.

Our first program will be the elementary series. There will a virtual book read aloud for children ages 5-8.

See below the books that will be read during this series.

If you are interested in joining us, send an email to [email protected] or give us a call at (718) 594-1717.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Women's History Month!#womenshistorymonth #maritimehistory #maritimeindustry #womenatsea #womeninmaritime #womenem...
03/12/2021

Happy Women's History Month!

#womenshistorymonth #maritimehistory #maritimeindustry #womenatsea #womeninmaritime #womenempowerment #museum #maritimemuseum #boating #shipindustry

This Friday, March 12 is National Baked Scallop Day! Scallops are a type of Bivalve Mollusk that live in saltwater. Fun ...
03/09/2021

This Friday, March 12 is National Baked Scallop Day! Scallops are a type of Bivalve Mollusk that live in saltwater. Fun fact: Scallops use an adductor muscle that allows them to open and close. This muscle is actually the part we eat. The New Jersey Scallop Industry is a force to be reckoned with. In 2013, Scallops were NJ’s most important fisheries, valuing $65.3 million. As of 2019, New Jersey ranks second in the nation in Sea Scallops with a whopping 11 million pounds of them!

This Friday, March 12 is National Baked Scallop Day! Scallops are a type of Bivalve Mollusk that live in saltwater. Fun fact: Scallops use an adductor muscle that allows them to open and close. This muscle is actually the part we eat. The New Jersey Scallop Industry is a force to be reckoned with. In 2013, Scallops were NJ’s most important fisheries, valuing $65.3 million. As of 2019, New Jersey ranks second in the nation in Sea Scallops with a whopping 11 million pounds of them!

Tomorrow, September 26, is National Fishing Day. MMNC is proud to celebrate. Fishing has always been a big part of the m...
09/25/2020

Tomorrow, September 26, is National Fishing Day. MMNC is proud to celebrate. Fishing has always been a big part of the maritime industry. People across the country enjoy fishing as a sport, recreational activity, food source and even just as a leisurely hobby. Marine vehicles such as boats or yachts are typically used for fishing. People also fish on boardwalks or piers as the one shown in the picture. 🎣🐟🐠

See below for educational images.

National Radio Day was on August 20th. Radios are very important throughout many industries, including music, television...
08/31/2020

National Radio Day was on August 20th. Radios are very important throughout many industries, including music, television, communication, news, sports and navigation. Although the radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895, many scientists and engineers contributed to its development along the way. In fact, in 1892, Nikola Tesla (see historical narrative image for Nikola Tesla below) created a prototype for the radio that was used later by Marconi. Public radio broadcasting was invented by Lee deFrost in 1910; the first radio news program broadcasted on August 31, 1920; and the first online radio station, Radio HK, debuted in 1995. Also, during World War II, radios were used for what President Roosevelt called the Fireside Chats. He held radio chats to keep the nation updated on and help them get through the Great Depression and the War. To this day, the maritime industry uses radios on ships for communication and navigation. The radio that is used globally for communication between ships and the shore is called a VHF radio.

Recent sailing news:1) Despite the unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, the Bayview Yacht Club still held its annu...
07/30/2020

Recent sailing news:

1) Despite the unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, the Bayview Yacht Club still held its annual Bayview Mackinac Race on July 11. Race Chairman Chris Clark speaks on how it has changed this year, and what they have done differently in an interview about this competitive freshwater distance race. Although other Midwest sailing races, including the Newport Bermuda Race and the Chicago Mackinac Race, have been canceled because of COVID-19, Clark talks about how his team has prepared for this race and their efforts to make it as safe as possible. They have reduced the number of sailors and workers, shifted many of the documents and resources to online, and taken the necessary health precautions. To make the event possible, Clark advises everyone to be flexible, as his team has worked hard to plan the race.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/229821/Chris-Clark-on-the-2020-Bayview-Mackinac-Race

2) Recently, it has been announced that the 2020 Aloha Classic is canceled due to this global pandemic. This was a measure taken as a precaution to protect people and slow the spread of the virus. There is an online challenge though that will still be going on as planned. There are no risks involved in proceeding with this challenge, as people can submit videos or images of themselves riding big waves from any location with the hashtag #IWTBIGWAVE. Thankfully, this event can still continue despite this pandemic, and it is something many are looking forward to.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/230445/2020-Aloha-Classic-cancelled

3) America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sporting history, as it began in 1851. It's formatted like a match race where teams compete with each other one on one. This year the cup is taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. Some recent news of the cup includes the American Magic embarking on a challenge to sail the Waitemata. American Magic, the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup team, became the first to sail on Waitemata Harbor. Their sailboat, the Defiant, docked at 10:40 am, right when the wind was in their favor. Although having not sailed for 5 months due to COVID-19, American Magic performed exceptionally well on the Harbor, thanks to the Defiant’s crew and the “wind gods” as Skipper Terry Hutchinson put it.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/230392/Americas-Cup-Rialto-July-27-Defiants-first-day

Recent sailing news:1) A few weeks ago, Juan Manuel Ballestero arrived in Argentina after sailing for nearly 3 months al...
07/24/2020

Recent sailing news:

1) A few weeks ago, Juan Manuel Ballestero arrived in Argentina after sailing for nearly 3 months alone to see his elderly father because travel by air was restricted in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. He took his Ohlson 29 sailboat, also known as the Skua, on this long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived just in time for Father’s Day. He did not let the pandemic and international travel restrictions prevent him from seeing his family. Along the way, he persevered through many challenges, but ultimately his sailing experience and determination helped him complete the journey and reach safely.

https://people.com/human-interest/man-sails-across-atlantic-alone-see-dad-coronavirus-shuts-down-flights/

2) On July 23rd, plans to build a new Sailing Museum were released along with details of its location and design. The Sailing Museum is to be built in the Armory building in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. It will be filled with interactive exhibits that demonstrate the many aspects of sailing. Split into seven sections, the main hall of the museum will feature seven thematic areas: Wind & Water, The Making of a Champion (Mental), The Making of a Champion (Physical), Teamwork, Competition and Legends of Sailing. In each area, people are given the opportunity to learn about and experience that element of sailing.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/07/23/details-released-for-the-sailing-museum/

3) Recently, the public began voting for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. In the past, the winner was determined by a panel of judges who were experts on the subject. This year, the public is joining in as well. Past winners were selected because of their ideas on how to improve ocean conservation and preservation and this year will be no different. The winner receives a $10,000 prize and a trophy made of recycled carbon fiber infused with bio-resin.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/07/23/public-voting-for-world-sailing-sustainability-award/

In celebration of National Learn to Sail Month, we are throwing it back to our Silk Sail Making Program held at the Curt...
07/21/2020

In celebration of National Learn to Sail Month, we are throwing it back to our Silk Sail Making Program held at the Curtis School on June 10, 2019. A teaching artist demonstrated to the children how to make origami boats and silk painted sails. ⛵️

July is National Learn to Sail Month! In light of this month, the American Sailing Association motivates everyone to lea...
07/18/2020

July is National Learn to Sail Month! In light of this month, the American Sailing Association motivates everyone to learn to sail, as they believe “sailing is for everyone.” In fact, last year, they started the “Women on the Water” campaign to encourage more women to sail. Sailing is another great way to enjoy the natural beauty of America’s waters.

Stay tuned for future posts in the coming days.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor