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The Sinking of the SS Marine Electric
Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships. More...
  • July 29, 2014 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 More...
  • May 13, 2014 The “Softer Side” of Seafarers Newspaper cuttings from SCI’s archives reveal the truth about seafarers of yesteryear. More...

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  • 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...
  • SCI and the Titanic: 100 Years Ago March 26, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI’s "Flying Bridge" March 19, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist Maritime Education During Word War II Here in the archives, the latest “project in progress” consists of a series of oral history interviews with veterans of the United States Merchant Marine, some of whom were active... More...
  • SCI's Health & Wellness Clinics February 1, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist The post-WWI shipping slump of the 1920s meant more sailors out of work and “on the beach,” a problem that only got worse with the 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing decade of Depression. For those with medical... More...
  • Medico Rooftop Radio Doctor’s Office January 4, 2012 by Jenny Frémont, Archives Fellow, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies MAN PUT HIS TONGUE AGAINST REFRIGERATOR PIPE AND GOT IT FROZEN; HAVE THAWED IT OUT AND IT IS NOW BLISTERED AND SWOLLEN BUT NOT PAINFUL. ARRIVING... More...