Founded in 1966, the Long Island Maritime Museum is located on fourteen beautiful waterfront acres. The grounds were formally part of the Meadowedge estate. The estate was the home of Mr. & Mrs. Anson Wales Hard. Mrs. Florence Hard was the daughter of Commodore Frederick G. Bourne, President of Singer Sewing Machine from 1889 to 1905. The Museum's Main Building, once the former estate garage, now houses the Museum's offices, galleries and library. The purpose of this museum is to preserve the maritime history for education purposes. They have achieved this with boating exhibits and year round events.