Monday, October 25, 2010

Upcoming Lecture: A History of Maritime College, 1874-1949

Join us at the Stephen B. Luce Library for an evening lecture presented by Joseph Williams, MA, MLS, on the History of Maritime College: 1874-1949.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

6:00 p.m.

Stephen B. Luce Library, SUNY Maritime College

Reception 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Presentation 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with intermission and Q&A session


RSVP appreciated - 718-409-7237 or

Maritime College is the oldest merchant marine college in the United States. The lecture discusses its historical development from its establishment as the New York Nautical School until its incorporation into SUNY in 1949. The lecture will cover:

  • The daily lives of the students aboard the St. Mary's and Newport.

  • The origins of the New York Nautical School and its development into the 20th century.

  • The acquisition and reconstruction of Fort Schuyler.

Joseph Williams is the Acquisitions Librarian at the Stephen B. Luce Library. Holding an MLS and MA in History, Mr. Williams has made a special study of the history of the College using the archival materials at the Stephen B. Luce Library.

See you there!