World Ocean Observatory

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Founded in 1967, the mission of the South Street Seaport Museum is to trace the history of the Port of New York, and its commercial and cultural impact on the city, the state, and the nation. The SSSM operates a history museum in New York, NY., and, in continuance of its mission, is developing The World Ocean Observatory, a place and program of exchange for ocean information, education, and public discourse on ocean topics. The museum fulfills its mission through its galleries and exhibits, living history programs, programs and events, educational programs for children and adults, and the largest privately owned collection of historic vessels (in tonnage) in the United States.

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