Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum
Welcome to CSMM
Since the early 1700’s, application of machines to production (Industrial Revolution) has resulted in increase in wealth of individuals and nations. Early power for machines came from windmills and water wheels. The number of windmill and water wheel sites are limited and not portable. Innovation in steam engines expanded available power sources. By the late 1800’s and early 1900’s steam powered engines were being applied to locomotives and ships. A robust steam engine and shipbuilding industry developed in Camden and Philadelphia and other locations along the Delaware River.
Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum explores the history and technologies applied during this period. The museum explores shipbuilding at New York Shipbuilding (Camden NJ), Artic exploration and the museum is housed in a 1899 church.