Seaman's handbook for Shore Leave

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, Denmark to Yokohama, Japan.  The Brooklyn entry listed places primarily in and around Red Hook, including:

  • Scandinavian Sailors’ Temperance Home at 172 Carroll St.
  • Norwegian Seamen’s Mission Church at 111 Pioneer St.
  • Norwegian Bethel Ship M. E Church’s Sailor’s Mission at Sullivan & Richmond Sts., Red Hook Point
  • Finish Seamen’s Mission at 529 Clinton St.
  • Seamen’s Goodwill Center, 92-94 Hamilton Avenue [The Brooklyn Motor Inn operates at that location, today.]

The guide also listed where to go for Legal Aid, Medical Aid, and relevant union offices, such as the Marine Firemen, Oilers & Watertenders at 110 Hamilton Avenue. 

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Norwegian Seaman’s Mission
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Sources:

  • Seaman's handbook for Shore Leave, 2nd Edition
    by United States Merchant Marine. Social Service Bureau. Custom House, Boston 1920

    https://archive.org/details/seamanshandbookf00uni

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