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Founded in 1834, SCI’s historic records detail the development of maritime commerce in the City of New York from early days. An online photographic More...
  • An “Archival Intervention” January 30, 2015 Archivist Johnathan Thayer told 2015 American Historical Association conference attendees about the importance of SCI’s Oral History Project. More...
  • Living History at Sea: Recording Oral Histories on the SS John W. Brown November 14, 2014 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...

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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...

Digging Out from Superstorm Sandy January 14, 2013

SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer tells of efforts to rescue and recover archival records stored in SCI’s weather-beaten seafarers’ center in Port Newark.

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