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Society for Destitute Children of Seamen, Snug Harbor

This society was organized in 1846, and incorporated by an act of the Legislature, passed May 27th, 1851. The asylum, erected in 1862, is situated on the grounds of the Sailor's Snug Harbor, near New Brighton, Staten Island.

The building, held under a lease expiring 1872, is a three-story brick edifice, substantially built, and will accommodate one hundred and thirty inmates. It is in good repair and well suited for its present use.

The personal property of the society is valued at $1,000. It has also investments amounting to $9,500; a cash balance of $2,121.89, and is free from debt. The receipts for the past year were $16,990.57, and the expenditures $14,868.68.

Orphan, half-orphan and destitute children of seamen are admitted. They are received at all ages, from infancy to ten years, are properly instructed, and discharged, by adoption into families, whenever good situations offer.

The whole number of children admitted to the institution, since its opening is eight hundred and fifty-nine. The number supported the past year was one hundred and forty; the average was one hundred and ten, and one hundred and seven were remaining October 1st.

The institution was visited October 19th, 1868. It is controlled by a board of lady managers, assisted by an advisory board of gentlemen. It is under the immediate charge of a matron, and was found in good condition.

* source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 104-105 * transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 19 July 2007.

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