CA/RG15. Oral Histories
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
In this interview Captain Hugh Stephens speaks of his time as a merchant mariner during World War II working on liberty transport ships, his experiences during his career after the war, how he got into being a nautical educator, and comparing cadets from his time to cadets nowadays.
In this interview, Captain Fay discusses his childhood spent working on fishing boats, why he went to SUNY Maritime college, stories of his time at the college and the people he knew there, the three cruises he spent aboard the Empire State V, the first women cadets at the college, and his career post graduation.
Jerry Antos is a retired Lieutenant for the SUNY Maritime College campus police force. Michael Perdoncin was a coworker of Antos and is the current Lieutenant for the SUNY Maritime College campus police force. In this interview they both reminisce on their time spent at SUNY Maritime college, how things have changed since Jerry Antos started in the 1980's, the trials and tribulations of being a campus police officer, and their favorite work stories.
In the interview Phyl talks about his life leading up to his Maritime career, his time spent at the New York Maritime Academy from the Summer of 1944 to his graduation in October 1946, the people he knew while he was at the Academy, his time on the training ship USMSTS American Pilot (also known as Empire State I), and the differences between today's mariners and mariners in the 1940s.
This interview contains Robert B. Thompsons experiences while attending SUNY Maritime College, his time spent as a Master if the Training Ship in 1978, his favorite stories while at sea, and an account of an aid trip he made to North Korea.