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Seaman's handbook for Shore Leave , by United States Merchant Marine’s  Social Service Bureau. Custom House, published in 1920 listed sailor’s homes – places were sailors could get a bed and sometimes a meal for a night  - from Aalborg,...

In 1866, two men and a dog from Red Hook, set sail in a metal life-boat rigged like a sailing ship.   Captain Hudson and Mr. Fitch were out to prove the seaworthiness of the lifeboat , RED WHITE AND BLUE, designed by Brooklyn's Oliver Roland...

Mariners and those in the shipbuilding trades demanded higher wages and better benefits, in the years following WWII.  In 1947, thousands who worked at the Todd Shipyard in Red Hook, Brooklyn went on strike.   They were not alone. 67,000 workers,...

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