Monday, August 10, 2015

Let's Hit High Seas History!

Learn about the evolution of maritime equipment through the years and see the pieces in action. 

What comes to mind when you hear Navigation and communication? Although some may not be intrigued by what the past can teach you the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication is nothing but wonder after wonder of intrigue. All the equipment on display has been acquired over a 36 year time period by our founder Sam Farag. Each piece of equipment holds its own secrets and appeal. So of the items do still work and are repaired to maintain the working quality. Through an experience at this nonprofit organization you and your children can learn a lot that not many know. To see such old commonly used equipment preserved and in great condition is always eye catching. Currently we do have an exhibit at the Staten Island’s children museum focusing on Morse code. Morse code was found by Samuel Morse in 1836, this was the first signals to ever be transmitted and received for many years. At the museum itself we do have an exhibit on Morse code as well as a tester to hear and understand how Morse code works.


We are dedicated to the preservation of marine electronic equipment and local maritime history. Through our programs we strive to stimulate the interest of the children and adults in our community and encourage the study, understanding, and appreciation of the subjects represented by our collections.


To make available to the public a collection of maritime equipment and related historical material. To preserve the collection as part of Staten Island’s permanent heritage.
To arrange, create, and promote displays and exhibits showcasing the evolution of marine electronics and our rich local history.
To be an instrument of education by organizing meaningful programs, workshops and lectures at schools, libraries and cultural institutions.
To create a study center to promote the compilation of historical maritime narratives, publications, and photographs and encourage public interaction and research.

To learn more about the Museum of maritime Navigation and Communication please visit our website at