Int’l Seafarers

Chaplain Kempton Baldridge, most often found plying American waterways, voyaged beyond the riverbanks to employ the skills he uses every day to help More...
  • Shore Leave Survey 2016 August 10, 2016 SCI’s Annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey indicates why some seafarers remain stuck on board their vessels in U.S. ports. More...
  • Mapping New York City’s Sailortown August 1, 2016 SCI’s Senior Archivist explores the possibilities of combining the Institute’s archival record with other digital archives to learn more about the past. More...

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Mariners’ Hope [UPDATED] October 8, 2015

This morning, the United States Coast Guard announced the suspension of its search for the missing crew from El Faro

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New Director for Port Newark Center August 19, 2015

SCI’s Port Newark facility gains new leadership at the gateway into and out of the East Coast’s largest port.

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Twenty-Four Hours on the Charles W. Morgan: Thoughts on the Maritime History of the Oil Industry July 30, 2015

SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer reflects on his experience last summer on board the Charles W. Morgan, a restored 19th-century whaling ship.

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2015 Seafarer Shore Leave Survey July 28, 2015

A 2015 survey reveals why some seafarers cannot obtain shore leave in US ports.

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Advocating for Seafarers’ Health June 1, 2015

A new Seafarer Wellness Program, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust, continues the Institute’s efforts of providing seafarers with exceptional support services in port.

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An Interactive Historical Timeline of the Seamen’s Church Institute May 13, 2015

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 timeline created with Prezi opens the vaults of... More...

Giving Back to Fellow Seafarers April 20, 2015

The Director of SCI’s International Maritime Center—herself a former a seafarer—shares why she happily “returns the favor” to thousands of seafarers calling at ports in the Bay Area of California... More...