The festive evening marking their 244th Annual Dinner began with the presentation of Colors by SUNY Maritime cadets, followed by speeches and the presentation of commendations and awards.
The society was formed in colonial days and formally chartered by King George III in 1770. President George Washington was an early honorary member of the group, composed entirely of seafaring captains. The charitable organization supports distressed shipmasters, their widows and orphans.
New York Media Boat salutes their mission!