Port Newark

A new Seafarer Wellness Program, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust, continues the Institute’s efforts of providing seafarers More...
  • 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 SCI More...
  • Discovering a Complex World August 8, 2014 Center for Seafarers’ Rights Intern Mark Vessio writes how his experience at SCI helped him see firsthand how the law affects various sectors of the maritime industry. More...

More from Port Newark

Applauding the Work of Chaplain Jacques April 3, 2012

The Rev. Deacon Jacques Girard leaves his post at the Seamen’s Church Institute after 12 inspiring years of port ministry. On April 2, the Institute celebrated his contributions to the maritime... More...

SCI Loses Valued Volunteer November 18, 2011

The Rev. Deacon Tom Piccate, a stalwart fixture on Saturdays at SCI’s Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center, passed away on Tuesday, November 15. For years, Tom faithfully served seafarers... More...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation August 16, 2011

Kimberly Rowles, a student at General Theological Seminary in New York, spent this summer at SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark acquiring practical experience in maritime... More...

The Great Republic & Half Moon June 6, 2011

by Jonathan Thayer, Associate Archivist Great Republic SCI’s largest ship model at Port Newark is of the mighty clipper ship Great Republic. Designed by renowned shipbuilder Donald McKay, the... More...

A Meeting with M/V Good Pride May 27, 2011

As part of SCI’s Piracy Study, a team from the Center for Seafarers’ Rights visited the crew and captain of a ship that recently transited the Gulf of Aden. Seafarers shared their experiences and... More...

Grand Reopening Dedicates, Showcases May 19, 2011

The Rev. Jean R. Smith, D.D., former Executive Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute, looks amazed touring the Institute’s newly reopened seafarers’ center in Port Newark. Smith, along with... More...

World War II Artifacts at Port Newark May 18, 2011

by Jonathan Thayer, Associate Archivist SS NORMANDIE BELL Situated in the entrance of the Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) newly renovated International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark, the... More...