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The Marine Society of New York is a charitable and educational organization, the regular membership being composed entirely of seafarers, all of whom must be, or have been Captains or Officers of merchant vessels under the United States flag. It was formed in colonial days, and formally chartered by King George III in 1770 to "...improve maritime knowledge and relieve indigent and distressed shipmasters, their widows and orphans..." Among the early honorary members of the Society was President George Washington.

Upcoming Events:

Annual Meeting
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Place: Pier A Harbor House
  22 Battery place
  New York, NY 10004
Guest Speaker: Mr. Murray Fisher
  New York Harbor Foundation and co-Founder NY Harbor School
Topic: Growth and future of the Harbor School
Please RSVP by January 19, 2017
Call (212) 425-0448 or

247th Annual Dinner Celebration
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Honored Guest & Speaker:
  Capt. Thomas W. Merrell, President
  General Dynamics/American Overseas Marine

Contact Information

(212) 425-0448
(212) 425-1117
Postal address
17 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004, Suite 714
Electronic mail
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