Project Description

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum

The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum is a nonprofit educational corporation funded by contributions, admission donations, and membership.

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum History

The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum was founded in 1977. William Zerlang, a long time collector of marine artifacts, and a group of colleagues sought to establish a local museum to preserve the rich maritime heritage of the entire Humboldt Bay region. Today the Museum serves members, visitors, and researchers throughout the nation. The museum seeks to identify, collect, preserve and interpret artifacts, photographs, library archives and materials relating principally to the maritime history of California’s North Coast. They also strive to promote, educate, and assist the public in understanding and appreciating Maritime heritage and local culture.

The museum is committed to promoting, presenting, and interpreting the North Coast’s vibrant maritime heritage to the local residents and visitors through stimulating exhibits and dynamic educational programs. On an ongoing basis, the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum will apply its resources to collect, document, preserve, store, study and display artifacts, works of art and archival material, develop interpretive tours, publications and programs of maritime interest.

Museum Exhibits
From shipwrecks to shipbuilding, lighthouse to ferry launches, first explorers to ship models. The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum holds what was left behind to share with the future. We invite you to learn about the seafaring heritage that our area is so vastly steeped in. From the first ship to enter our bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers.

LOCATION: 77 Cookhouse Rd. Samoa, Ca. 95564 | (707) 444-9440 | Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Website

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