||Blue Mountain Lake, NY
though it is not a "maritime" museum it has one of the best
displays of boat and boating to be found anywhere. Guideboats and
canoes as well as early engine driven launches.
Antique Boat Museum
collection superbly displayed. Two big shows each year. Be sure to also
visit the Boat House at Boldt Castle (skip the castle but not the boat
||A small regional museum with a
fairly large collection of marine engines.
Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, MD
|Excellent display of marine
engines in the STEAMBOAT BUILDING. Restored engines displayed in
glass cases with an interesting assortment of period literature.
River Maritime Museum
||Large museum with a couple
of interesting inboards on display. An early launch with a Naphtha
engine as well as a single cylinder MECCO, made in Philadelphia.
Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
||Doesn't really meet the age criteria for
an "old engine", but an interesting site.
Champlain Maritime Museum
||An excellent regional museum
with a few inboard engines including a 3HP Lozier in a Lozier launch.
Museum of the Atlantic, Nova Scotia
||A superb museum in an area
rich with marine engines. Displays include Atlantic and Acadia (of
course) as well as other early inboards and installations in Dorys and
other craft. Well worth the visit.
National Maritime Museum
The NZ National Maritime Museum, in Auckland New Zealand operates PUKE
(pronounced 'pook-ee'), NZ's oldest steam boat. The ELIZA HOBSON, a
replica 1900's steam-powered water-taxi also operates out of the museum.
The museum houses several steam-related exhibits
||Newport News, VA
Largest International Maritime Museum in America. Home of
the Chris-Craft archives. Very significant collection of early boats and
engines. Website has robust searchable database. Designated by Congress as
America's National Maritime Museum.
Maritime Museum of British Columbia
||British Columbia, Canada
They maintain a Vintage Vessel Registry as a broad database of vintage vessels which is constantly being
appended and updated.
Hart Nautical Collections, Massachusetts
||The repository for many
significant collections of plans, photographs, and models.
of Science and Industry
||The Museum Pärlbåten is an nonprofit foundation with the purpose of
showing and preserving the Swedish motorboat and boating culture.
||In my opinion, Mystic
is the premier US maritime museum, offering exhibits and
activities which appeal to families and scholars alike. They have
a very large collection of early
powered craft and engines (most of which are not on permanent
display). They also make a significant effort to offer the contents of their collection accessible on-line (no small endeavor).
Host of the best (and only?) marine engine show in the
country in August. Here
is a direct link to Mystic's Marine Engine information page.
Hampshire Antique and Classic Boat Museum
||Weirs Beach, NH
Carolina Maritime Museum
||Quality museum and web
Head Transportation Museum
||Owls Head, ME
||Automotive, aircraft, and
boating. Considerable number of early boats and engines. They host
shows and transportation events.
Maritime Museum, Maine
Francisco Maritime Museum
||San Francisco, CA
engine on running display as well as two "Monterey"
fishing boats with Hicks engines.
||A huge museum of Americana
including trains, boats, carriages, and tools. Home of the
Ticonderoga, a side paddlewheel passenger steamer with a vertical
Institution - Museum of American History
||Extensive collection of early
technology including marine engines.
Street Seaport, New York
||New York, NY
Sund Fisheries Museum
||Part of the Norwegian
ies Museum web site with very interesting text on the first engines
to come to the fishing fleets. Has some info on the Bolinder
Clubs or Associations
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||Various engines and Cajun Putt-Putts
from the Lafayette, Louisiana, Wooden Boat Festival. Also Coolspring
Show with some marine engines.
& Antique Boats by John Hilton
||Lake George, NY
||Information and photos on various
classic boats including a very interesting history on the Fay
& Bowen Engine Company.
Cooil Shellagh Engine Collection
||Isle of Man, UK
||A small working farm with a large
collection of vintage diesel engines and old plant and machinery.
Iron of the Kinney Family
||Extensive information and photos on
the Clarke Gas Engine Co. of Evansville, Indiana.
||Bob and Lori Holcomb's page. Frisbie
and Frisco Standard, including a sound track.
||Ernie Darrow's amazing collection
of early marine inboards: Gray, Kingfisher, Sterling, Buffalo, etc.
Be sure to click the "next" at the bottom right of the first
page to see the collection.
Langelaar's Brons Engine Info
||Personal site with extensive information
on the Brons Diesel Engine from Appingedam, Holland.
||David Dufresne's site devoted to Mullins
Steel Boats. Some excellent photos and reproduction of Mullins ads.
The catalog copy he has describes the boats being sold with Ferro
engines. Mullins (later?) marketed a Mullins engine.
Zealand Steam Scene
||Auckland, New Zealand
||I know it is steam... but Russell
says he has a 14' boat with a 4hp Stuart in it and will be including
some information on "loud noise makers too..."
||A nice site with biographical information
on Gar Wood, Chris Smith, and Kate Smith, as well as photos and information
on early speedboats.
||A wonderful page with photos and the story of the restoration
of the Tug ISLAY and it's Kahlenberg engine.
on the Web
||Chris-Craft and other mahogany runabouts. Chris-Craft
and Chrysler engine specifications. And a Fay
& Bowen company history.
Boat building & repair
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||Builds hulls and outfits with steam or
electric. Some models are also suitable for inboard internal
Boat Yard, Inc.
||Manchester by the Sea, MA
||Building Sam Crocker's designed boats for over 50 years.
Also does restoration.
||Builds and restores and outfits with electric power. Some
models are also suitable for inboard internal combustion
Wooden Boat Plans
||We supply the novice and experienced wooden boat builder with the
most straightforward, comprehensive and reasonably priced illustrated wooden boat
Martin Wooden Boats and Canoes
||Kevin is restoring a 20' EM White with a 2 cylinder Thrall
motor, and has done a 20' Brooks launch last year.
||Fair Haven, NY
||Wooden boat construction and
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|The premier North American magazine
for the farm and stationary engine hobby. Contains occasional
marine engine articles and classified. Has "engine
show" listings and sells a directory of nationwide engine
shows. Twelve issues.
Mechanic Trade Journal
||Until late 1999 the publisher, Kelsey Publishing
Limited, also published a magazine called Marine Engines. They
ceased publishing it due to insufficient subscriptions (what does
that say about our hobby?). Instead they will "include a
small three page marine engine section in Stationary Engine each
month. Twelve issues per year.
||Miniature Engine Design and Construction, a high
quality publication with articles of interest to the model and
full size engine enthusiast.
||Those who feel that wooden boats go hand in hand with old
marine engines should not miss a single issue.
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& A Marine Manufacturing
||A & A Marine Manufacturing -
hardware and original upholstery kits for Century Boat enthusiasts.
||Antique and Classic boats for sale,
as well as a large catalog of restoration supplies.
Four Engine Service
||Universal and Atomic Four engines
and service. Also a history
of the Universal Motor Company and good maintenance and technical
Propellers 1/2 Price
||Online ordering of all types of boat
propellers, new and reconditioned.
||Stan Grayson's publishing company of quality books.
"We strive to offer books that are unique in concept. Each title
we publish speaks to the interests of the independent, involved, active
people who care deeply about history, technology, small working and
commercial craft, and the wisdom of past generations." Home of
OLD MARINE ENGINES, and ENGINES AFLOAT.
||Chuck Balyeat's page of essential material for the antique
engine hobby. Gasket material, batteries, grease, tools, JB
Weld, brass shim stock, etc. A great source!
||Manufacturer of the tooling for the Lock-N-Stitch method
of repairing cracks in cast iron. I have used it with great success.
The web site is marginal, but the product and the printed catalog
Foundry and Engineering Limited
||Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
||The only know current builder of early style marine
inboards. Two cycle, make'n'break or jump spark, Atlantic marine engines.
As far as I know they have not built an engine for the last few years,
but do have the capability to do so.
Gas Engine Works
||Supplier of piston rings of ALL sizes, from 3/4"
to 86" ! They also sponsor an engine show in September.
||Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Shepherd
Boats. A good site for information and parts to restore Shepherd boats.
||Engine system pressure testing tools.
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||A neat model railroad site with lots
of good info.
||A little after our period but a nice
site anyway. "attempt to preserve the original fiberglass
hull designs from the 50's & 60's, plus capture the spirit of
a time that has since past.."
||"antique or vintage automobile,
airplane, train, tractor, machine, or marine restoration project....
provide a wide range of manufacturing, testing, design, and engineering
||Interesting site, judge for yourself.
||Fort Lauderdale, FL
||Boating information including a Bulletin
Board, Onsite and Offsite Searching, Local Information, information
on boats, yachts, financing, insurance, marinas and boatyards, and
Maritime History Virtual Archives
Machine & Engineering Wrks.
||Lopez Island, in the San Juan Archipelago
||A great site with Atlas Imperial engine
information as well as metal casting books and information.
||The Muskoka district is renowned for
their fine antique Mahogany Launches. Minett-Shields, Disappearing
Propeller Boats, Ditchburn,
and the Port Carling Seabird, are among some of the finest boats built
in the Muskoka area. This site is dedicated to preserving the
heritage of Muskoka and these fine boats.
Voyage of the DETROIT
||A summary, with photos, of the epic voyage of the first
gasoline powered motor vessel to cross the Atlantic, by renowned author
and yachtsman Thomas Fleming Day.