John Dubois Maritime Museum

John Dubois Maritime Museum

The John Dubois Maritime Museum houses a large collection of Southern New Jersey Maritime related items from the 19th and early 20th centuries. A large and unique collection of builders' models of local craft show the plans used to build a new ship from the model itself. Exhibited are tools used to carve ribs, planking, masts and booms. Also displayed are many blocks, "deadlines" and "rigging." The museum is proud to have on of the largest collections on the East Coast of caulking tools. Videos are available by the New Jersey Network on oyster schooners, including an interview with John DuBois, who donated most of the artifacts. Also exhibited are early marine engine parts, most from the Hettingers of Bridgeton, one of the first manufacturers in America of marine motors.