2021 Maritime Miler Virtual Challenge for the Long Island Maritime Museum

Sat May 1 - Tue November 30 West Sayville, NY 11796 US Directions
Event: The Great South Bay Virtual 5K/ Family Fun Run
Did you know the Great South Bay is approximately 3 miles (5k) wide in some areas? Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, or paddle/kayak/swim 3.1 miles on a course of your choice to complete the Great South Bay 5K/ Family Fun Run.
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Event: The Museum to Lighthouse Virtual Half Marathon -13.1 miles
The Long Island Maritime Museum is just a little over 14 miles away from the Fire Island Lighthouse. Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, or paddle/kayak/swim 13.1 miles on a course of your choice to complete the Museum to Lighthouse Half Marathon!
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Event: Life Saving Station Scramble Virtual Challenge- 166.85 miles (.8 miles per day)
Your virtual journey starts at the Montauk Life Saving Station. The United States Life Saving Service was established in 1871 to combat the serious loss of life and property along the United States East Coast. Six men and a keeper were assigned to each station, as well as a lifeboat and a horse and wagon with all necessary gear to conduct a rescue. Many stations were located on Long Island’s south shore as ships often ran aground on the sandbar about 100 yards off shore of Fire Island. The Montauk Point Station Site was established in 1855.

Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, and/or paddle/swim/kayak 166.85 miles on a course of your own choosing to hit other US Life Saving Stations along Long Island. Log your miles and earn virtual badges and unlock fun facts for other life saving stations as you hit distance milestones

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Event: The Long Island Lighthouse Virtual Challenge- 230 miles (1.1 miles per day)
Your virtual journey starts at Execution Rocks Light, a lighthouse in the middle of Long Island Sound on the border between New Rochelle and Sands Point. One legend holds that the British Admiralty named the area Execution Rocks because so many ships ran aground on the treacherous rocks. The lighthouse was constructed in 1849 and automated in 1979.

Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, or paddle/kayak/swim 230 miles on a course of your own choosing to virtually visit Long Island lighthouses! Log your miles, and earn virtual badges, and unlock fun facts for other historical Long Island Lighthouses as you hit distance milestones.

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Event: Whaling Port Walk Virtual Challenge- 557.58 miles (2.6 miles per day)
Your virtual journey starts in Camp May, NJ. While not a whaling port, the first town at Camp May was a whaling village, also known as Town Bank. The people at Town Bank engaged in shore whaling. Whale hunting was a community effort. The residents of Town Bank would congregate on a high bluff overlooking the water. When whales were spotted, the whalers rowed out in locally built wooden boats to catch and capture the whales. As early as 1666, whaling businesses (such as Hughes and Company) were established. By 1700, the whales had largely disappeared from Delaware Bay.

Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, or paddle/kayak/swim 557.8 miles on a course of your own choosing to hit other major whaling ports and places of historic interest! Log your miles and earn virtual badges and unlock fun facts for historical East Coast whaling ports as you hit distance milestones.


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Event: The Greater New York Lighthouse Virtual Challenge- 1036 miles (4.86 miles per day)
Your virtual journey starts at Barcelona Light, also known as Portland Harbor Light, a lighthouse on Lake Erie. This light was constructed and first lit in 1829 and deactivated in 1859. It still stands today, after over 100 years in private ownership, and is owned by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation! It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, or paddle/kayak/swim 1036 miles on a course of your own choosing to hit over 60 other lighthouses in the greater New York area! Log your miles and earn virtual badges and unlock fun facts for other lighthouses as you hit distance milestones.
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Event: The Eastern Seaboard Virtual Challenge- 2072.8 miles (9.7 miles per day)
Your virtual journey starts at the Carleton Martello Tower in New Brunswick. You’ve reached the Carleton Martello Tower! This tower was located across the harbor from downtown Saint John in New Brunswick. It was built to protect the city from an American land attack during the war of 1812.

Walk/run, cycle/roller blade, and/or paddle/swim/kayak 2072.8 miles on a course of your own choosing to hit other maritime history sites along the Eastern Seaboard. Log your miles and earn virtual badges and unlock fun facts for other lighthouses as you hit distance milestones.
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