SC. Special Collections
Records and personal papers of significant maritime professionals and organizations collected by the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection documents the activities of the Board of Commissioners of Pilots of the State of New York, the licensing and regulatory body for maritime pilots in the Port of New York/New Jersey, Long Island and Block Island Sound, and Hudson River Districts. The collection includes log books for station boats, pilot boats, and incoming and outgoing ships; minutes of board meetings, personnel records, and tide tables.
Abstract This collection documents the business activities of Flying Finn, Inc., which produced wooden pleasure boats in the 1950s and early '60s. Contents include company correspondence, advertising proofs and photographs of product lines, blueprints and drawings of boat models, and a history of the company.
Herbert Lee Seward Collection of Naval Architectural Plans, Technical Specifications, and Other Material, 1889-1955
Abstract Collection of naval architectural plans, naval architectural and engineering specifications, and subject files addressing various aspects of ship construction and components, assembled by Mr. Seward, a naval architect, marine engineer, and educator. The architectural plans, created by the firm William Cramp and Sons, date from the early 20th century. Some items in the collection were probably originally obtained by two colleagues of Mr. Seward, Axel Rossell and Horace H. Thayer.
Abstract The collection documents the activities of the Hudson River Pilots Association, the professional organization of state and federally licensed harbor pilots for the Hudson River. The collection includes pilot log books, summary ledgers, meeting minutes, a members’ agreement, bylaws, and a New York State Senate bill.
Content Description A collection of large scale vessel plans; primarily for cargo vessels, but includes a few bulk carriers, tankers, and barges. Close to 800 ships originating from over 20 countries are represented. Please email email@example.com to obtain item-level spreadsheet listing ship name, type, shipyard/builder, country, and date.
Dates: 1944 - 2005
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Records of the Marine Society of the City of New York, an organization established in 1770 to provide relief for distressed ship masters, or their widows and children, and to promote maritime knowledge.
Dates: Circa 1769-1990s
Abstract The Moore-McCormack Lines shipping company was established in New York in 1913 by steamship operators Albert V. Moore and Emmet J. McCormack to charter ships for trade services. The Moore-McCormack Lines Scrapbook Collection contains 62 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from various national and international newspapers that focus on the history of the MooreMcCormack Lines from 1929 to 1970. The collection also includes a scrapbook that commemorates the company’s 50th anniversary in 1963 and...
Collection — Box 1, Object: 1-9
Scope and Contents This collection consists of nine photographs of the SS Morro Castle taken from a pier in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The images depict the vessel after it caught fire on its route from Havana to New York and was stranded on a sand bar near the Jersey shore (137 people died in the disaster). Eight of the photos were taken on September 9th, 1934, right after the disaster took place. The ninth was taken in January 1935 and shows the vessel from a snow covered beach (it was not removed until March...
Dates: 1934-09 - 1935-02
Abstract The Sailors' Snug Harbor Records encapsulate the history of one of the first secular philanthropic organizations and home for retired mariners in the United States. The collection spans the institution's history beginning at the turn of the 19th century through the institution's move to a new facility in Sea Level, NC in 1976 and eventual closure in 2005. The records document the operations and management of the institution and shed light on the lives of the residents before and during their...
Dates: 1757 - 2008
Contents of Collection Records relating to the governance and activities of the Port of New York chapter of the Women's Propeller Club as well as its national parent organization. Additionally, there are a small quanitity of documents related to three other maritime organizations (the Seamen's Church Institute, South Street Seaport, and City Island Historical Society).
Dates: 1970 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1986