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 our artifacts! Also exhibited are early marine engine parts, most
from the Hettingers of Bridgeton, one of the first manufacturers in
America of marine motors.