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Seafarers and the Thirteenth Amendment
The 1897 Supreme Court case Robertson v. Baldwin inspired a national movement to bring regulation of the merchant marine into the modern era, led by a reform contingent that included SCI. More...
  • May 13, 2014 The “Softer Side” of Seafarers Newspaper cuttings from SCI’s archives reveal the truth about seafarers of yesteryear. More...
  • March 17, 2014 New York’s “Sludge Boats” SCI’s Johnathan Thayer reveals how mariners help keep New York sludge free. He talks with veteran mariner George Ilse, who says eventually he got More...

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  • The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014 by Julie Zimmerman, Archives Intern More...
  • 25 South Street: “Post Office of the Seven Seas” November 6, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • Sermons to Sea-Land September 8, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • Women and Children Coastwise Mariners of WWII July 31, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • The Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York July 3, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist, and Shira Bistricer, Archives Fellow More...
  • What’s In a Name? A Closer Look at the Seamen’s Church Institute May 15, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial April 9, 2013 by Anne Hilker, MA Student, Parsons The New School for Design More...