This June 9 – 10, the 139’ schooner, “America”, under the command of Captain Troy Sears, will tie up at the Village of Greenport Marina. The Captain and crew will speak at the Museum on June 9 of the ship’s history and relationship to the Americas’ Cup.
For more information about the lecture, see: Calendar of Events.
Paul Drum Children's Nautical Education Program
The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, in cooperation with Paul Drum, produces the Paul Drum Nautical Education Program for local children ages 7 – 12. Its mission is to educate children in the safety and enjoyment of our surrounding waters.
Children learn boating safety from Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary members, ecological theories and practices through uniquely designed programs led by educators from Cornell, Riverhead Atlantis, and marine biologists, experience hands on science and art projects, and attend lectures given by valued experts. This program is available, free of charge, and is designed to increase knowledge and enrich the lives of our youth.
The Program, in its second year grows with money provided by “fun-raisers” such as the Pirate and Mermaid Breakfast held on the Sunday of Maritime Festival, and donations from our global community, and generous sponsors.
This year the Nautical Education Program has expanded to eight weeks starting July 6. Registration information will be available soon through the Floyd Memorial Library and on line through this website. The program is available to children 7 – 12 years of age.
There is a limit of 15 children with a wait list. All sessions meet on Wednesdays, at the Seaport Museum, 10am – 11 pm, snacks will be provided.
Join Us for Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser: A Mermaid and Pirate Experience
Laugh, dance and chow down with a lovely mermaid or a gnarly pirate! Our Breakfast with Pirates and Mermaids is a fun event with all proceeds going to the Paul Drum Nautical Education Fund.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Kids 12 & Under $12 / Adults $18
Open Seating - 9:00am - 10:45am
East End Seaport Museum & Sound Waters Youth Program
During the summers of 2014 and 2015, the 80’ schooner SoundWaters arrived in Greenport Harbor manned with a crew of marine educators. 50 children experienced a 3 hour morning of sailing, learning to heave lines, raising sails, singing sea chanteys, and working together. As part the SoundWaters’ educational program, supported in part by the Long Island Sound Study, the children sampled and tested water quality, analyzed groundwater filtration and examined the rich diversity of life that exists beneath the waves. After seine-hauling the waters, the nets were raised and the collected animals were placed into touch-tanks. There they were examined and explained under the watchful eyes of the on- board teachers and were released back to the sea.
Photos from the SoundWaters program: