Monday, May 13, 2024

THURSDAY, May 16, 2024: Westchester Sketchers at The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuler in the Bronx




The Maritime Industry Museum, located on the campus of SUNY Maritime College, was established in 1986 when Captain Jeffrey W. Monroe, then Associate Professor of Marine Transportation at the College had a vision of creating a maritime museum within the halls of historic Fort Schuyler, to provide a nautical atmosphere and resource for the colleges' cadets and a location to display the rich heritage of the maritime industry for the general public.

A walk through the Museum brings with it a vivid presence of seafaring in both bygone years as well as today’s present era.  The exquisitely fashioned ship models, historic artifacts, nautical photographs and prints, and the host of corporate banners identifying exhibits of the respective steamship companies they represent, gives visitors a true sense of being at sea with those individuals who experienced life in the maritime industry, whether afloat or ashore.

Join us as we explore this museum and render our artistic interpretation of exquisite maritime art.


DATE: THURSDAY,  May 16, 2024

Start time: 10:30 AM 

LOCATION: The Maritime Industry Museum, 
6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx, New York, 10465 Phone: (718) 409-7218.

DIRECTIONS and Parking: The museum is easily accessible by car from all parts of the New York City metropolitan area.  For a map showing the museum’s location, please click on the following link to Google Maps.

Once inside the gate and on the college’s campus, follow the main road (Erben Avenue), passing under the Throggs Neck Bridge roadway, until you see the large, five-bladed propeller from the S.S. United States on your left and Fort Schuyler on your right.                                                                     
Our host Tara Quinn has advised us to park in Lot 11, the visitors’ lot to the left of the Fort by the upright SS United States propellor. 

To get to the museum, walk through the stone archway into the fort’s inner gorge, and then through the fort’s sally port into St. Mary’s Pentagon. The entrance to the museum is directly opposite the entrance to the sally port.

Bring your own as eateries are not conveniently located nearby.  
Show and Tell: Time and area to be determined.

  • Visiting hours are Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Admission and parking are free.
  • You may bring stools.
  • Be prepared to work in pencil if required.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

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