Antares Maritime Museum is located in Brossard, Quebec, Canada. The items showcased in the museum are of various marine equipment like antique ship
equipment as well as the items presently in use in the marine industry. i have collected these items from various sources, such as chittagong Scrap Yards, Gulshan
Market in Dhaka, eBay & antique shops.
I joined in ship as a Deck Cadet in July 1980. I am still actively involved in the industry. During this period, I saw an evolution in shipping.
In the past, a ship with a Lifeboat Capacity of 50 persons carrying 12,000 MT of break bulk was more common. In recent times, it has shifted to a bulk
carrier with a lifeboat capacity of only 20 persons even carrying 450,000 MT of iron ore. I have witnessed ship navigating with Astro navigation to modern
day GPS navigation. I have met some ship crew (especially Sarang Bosun) with exceptional knowledge of seamanship with capacity of making different types of
knots, wire splicing, making stages, Bosun chair, sea bag with canvas and twine (which disappeared from modern seamanship). I have seen the changes of
master's role from master to a simple manager in modern days. I have also witnessed the changes in lifting gear from Derrick with Union Purchase & Stulken
Derrick to Crane and Gearless Bulk Carrier. The evolution in the Maritime Industry inspired me to create the Antares Maritime Museum.
The photographs in the Picture Gallery taken by Capt. Kamal Ahmed while conducting Survey on different types of vessels & Ports.