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Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906
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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
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
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
Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission