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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...
  • The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014 During the fall of 2013, processing archival records of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, Archives Intern Julie Zimmerman came across the Dubai Valour case—one of many instances in the Institute’s More...
  • 25 South Street: “Post Office of the Seven Seas” November 6, 2013 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, traveling mariners could receive messages no More...

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Sermons to Sea-Land September 8, 2013

Kings Point American Merchant Marine Museum Exhibition: “Sermons to Sea-Land: The Seamen’s Church Institute and the History of Maritime New York”

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Women and Children Coastwise Mariners of WWII July 31, 2013

During World War II, the United States counted on unlicensed mariners, including women and children, to transport materials for the war effort. In an interview with Archivist Johnathan Thayer, J.... More...

The Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York July 3, 2013

To researchers at the Queens College Libraries Department of Special Collections and Archives, SCI now makes available the records of the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York (LSBA).

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What’s In a Name? A Closer Look at the Seamen’s Church Institute May 15, 2013

Read about the evolution of SCI’s name over its history.

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The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial April 9, 2013

MA Student Ann Hilker from Parsons The New School for Design used materials from SCI’s archives to conduct research on the American Merchant Mariners' Memorial in New York’s Battery Park—a... More...

Women in New York City’s Maritime History March 12, 2013

MA history student at Monmouth University Anna B. Baaske-Rodriguez used SCI’s archives to conduct research for her graduate thesis. This Women’s History Month, read what Anna discovered about the... More...

A History of Maritime Ministry in the United States February 5, 2013

Through its early development as a country up until today, many religious groups have endeavored to support the often-overlooked maritime workforce piloting America’s trade. SCI’s Archivist traces... More...