This collection of communication devices and navigation equipment represents a fraction of over 500 nautical pieces
acquired by Samir Farag that were used in the maritime
industry of Staten Island. Samir Farag, who started his own
Rosebank business repairing and maintaining electronic
equipment in 1976, began amassing his collection in 1978
storing decommissioned equipment models as technology
upgraded.
These pieces include transmitter radios, receivers, radar,
walkie-talkies, satellite navigators, LORAN, depth finders
and facsimilies weather maps. The oldest piece of
equipment in the exhibit is a receiver dating back about 75
years to 1939. This exhibition offers a visual timeline of how
maritime technology has evolved over the past century in
the commercial shipping industry. The Lenape Gallery at
the Conference House Park Visitor Center and the New
York City Parks Department is pleased to showcase these
important pieces of nautical history.

Riding the Waves:
An Exhibition of the
Museum of Maritime Navigation
and Communication from
the Collection of Samir Farag
October 11, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Conference House Park Visitor Center
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307
Lenape Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed holidays
Free admission

For more information, call (718) 227-1403.

 

Gallery