Exhibit Showcases Staten Island Sailors

Exhibit Showcases Staten Island Sailors at the Noble Maritime Collection through May.
Image/Noble Maritime Collection.

An exhibit currently at the Noble Maritime Collection on New York’s Staten Island examines the life of sailors living on Staten Island more than a century ago, according to an article on NYTimes.com.

For more than a century, before pensions and Social Security, sailors retired on Staten Island, in Snug Harbor. The Snugs, as they were known, lived a life that many New Yorkers now aspire to: They farmed, raced boats and made handcrafted goods in a multicultural environment.

The exhibit is on display through May 2015.

Read about sailors living on Staten Island.

For more information go to the Noble Maritime Collection.