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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 used to the unpleasant smell carting the city’s waste out to sea. More...
  • January 10, 2014 The Case of the MV Dubai Valour During the fall of 2013, processing archival records of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Archives Intern Julie Zimmerman came across the Dubai More...
  • November 6, 2013 25 South Street: “Post Office of the Seven Seas” Before the advent of the Internet, old-fashioned snail mail kept seafarers in touch with loved ones at home, and thanks to SCI’s special post office More...

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  • Labor Struggles on New York City’s Waterfront: A Visual History August 27, 2012 by Alexandra Dolan-Mescal, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies More...
  • “Archival Theory and Religious Thought:” A Review of SAA 2012 August 16, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI and the Merchant Marine during World War II, Part Two: 1942 August 2, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI Digital Archives Launches New Site July 19, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI and the Merchant Marine during WWII, Part One: 1939-1941 July 6, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • Merchant Marine Mural at 25 South Street June 6, 2012 by Rebecca Weintraub, Archives Fellow, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies For many years, a mural depicting the crucial role of the US Merchant Marine in the 1944 Normandy Invasion hung in the lobby of SCI’s... More...
  • SCI and the Titanic: Safety at Sea April 12, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, became an international news story even before actual details of the event emerged. The speed and force with which the story took hold of the public’s sympathy and... More...