Retired Mariners

SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer reflects on his experience last summer on board the Charles W. Morgan, a restored 19th-century whaling ship. 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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Merchant Marine Mural at 25 South Street June 6, 2012

For many years, a mural depicting the crucial role of the US Merchant Marine in the 1944 Normandy Invasion hung in the lobby of SCI’s headquarters at 25 South Street.

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SCI Honors and Remembers Mariners May 19, 2010

Participants placed a memorial wreath on the waters of the New York Harbor near the Merchant Mariners’ Memorial in Battery Park as part of SCI’s ceremony for National Maritime Day.

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A Day of Remembrance for Mariners May 26, 2009

by the Rev. Megan Sanders On May 19, the Seamen's Church Institute held a memorial service in honor of those members of the Merchant Marine who have given their lives in service to our country.... More...

Norwegian Embassy, Washington, DC February 23, 2007

SS Henry Bacon Remembrance Sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy Washington, DC Delivered February 23, 2007 Douglas B. StevensonDirector, Center for Seafaers’ RightsThe Seamen’s Church Institute

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