Evening Mariner's Series

Enjoy private access to a particular museum ship, interact with staff, and enjoy an enhanced experience to explore various themes and aspects of our vessels not available to the everyday visitor.


The Evening Mariner Series presentations are family-friendly and take place on USS Constellation, USCGC Taney, and USS Torsk. Each presentation will last approximately one hour:

Mission of Mercy: Constellation's Irish Famine Relief Mission of 1880

April 24, 7:00 PM8:00 PM

Join Conor Conneally for a special talk on board USS Constellation. In 1880, the US Navy ordered Constellation on a relief mission to Ireland, bringing supplies to victims of famine. This talk marks the 140th anniversary of Constellation’s arrival in the port town of Cobh.

Into the Gale: Captain Hobaugh and the Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald

May 1, 7:00 PM8:00 PM

Join Jordan Ciesielczyk-Gibson for this talk on board USCGC Taney. Before taking command of Taney, Captain Jimmie Hobaugh was commander of USCGC Woodrush on Lake Superior. In November 1975, Hobaugh brought his ship through a historic gale to aid in the search for the missing freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, in one of the most famous maritime tragedies in American history.

Steak and Two-Minute Showers: Life Aboard USS Torsk

May 22, 7:00 PM8:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive guided tour of USS Torsk, led by Brian Auer, Operations Director. USS Torsk was in service from 1944 to 1968. Torsk sank the last enemy vessels of WWII. Visit closed spaces including, the Officer’s Staterooms and Conning Tower. The tour is approximately one hour, with a maximum group of 20. The tour will move through tight spaces and use open-tread stairs. Closed toed shoes are required for entry.


Large tables may scroll



Adults (21+)$10
Teen/Student (13-20 with student ID)$8
Youth (12 under)$6