The Marine Society of the City of New York

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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:

247th Annual Dinner Celebration
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Where: Downtown New York Marriott
Honored Guest & Speaker:
  Capt. Thomas W. Merrell, President
  General Dynamics/American Overseas Marine
Click here to make reservations for the dinner or to advertise
Click here to make reservations at the hotel

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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