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Living History at Sea: Recording Oral Histories on the SS John W. Brown
SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer found a living testament to the proud history and tradition of American merchant mariners who sailed during World War II. More...
  • September 8, 2014 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...

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  • The “Softer Side” of Seafarers May 13, 2014 by Carmen Cowick, Archives Intern More...
  • New York’s “Sludge Boats” March 17, 2014 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • 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...