We invite everyone to visit, explore and browse through our fine archive and collection of marine books, our art gallery, ship models and displays. We hold very extensive collections on yachting, the mercantile marine, navies, aeronautics, military subjects, the Arctic and First Nations, biographies, and local and Great Lakes history at the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection™.
Our Marine Art exhibitions
Currently in the Victory gallery, members' art is on display from the of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists which opened on the 20th August 2021. The paintings are avaiable for viewing Since June 2021 the Canadian Society of Marine Artists signature members' work is part of the .
Our Nelsonian Display
HMS Victory is the centrepiece of our gallery. A number of models of HMS Victory including a half model and a cross section highlight Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship. Displays of memorabilia compliment . Many of our books concerning Admiral Lord Nelson are located in our ground floor reading room, and you may browse them in
Extended research and collection descriptions.
Look, listen and learn is the way we all move forward. If you can visit, we will ensure that your time spent with us is enjoyable – but even at distance we can point you in the right direction.
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Our ships list
Our was developed to assist researchers; it contains mostly Canadian ships, but also many ships that were foreign built but traded regularly with Canada, or were sold to Canadian owners. Where available, further details of owners, masters, builders and voyages are also included. The database has been compiled from multiple sources – including and the Canadian Heritage Information Network's previous heritage list.
Books for Sale
Specialized books are available for sale for your enjoyment. Visit our newly updated listing featuring: yachting, navy, modelling, biography, aviation, military, art, novels and Canadiana. New pages illustrating selections have been added for your viewing.
While most of our books are in the reference library, we do have many duplicates that we make available for sale. These include some fairly rare titles such as a 1st edition of F.W. Wallace's Record of Canadian Shipping, 1786 - 1920 and several volumes in the Anatomy of the Ship series, down to very affordable, fun reading – such as Hornblower's adventures – at less than a dollar each. Please .
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