Talks at the Seaport Museum

Book Talks at the Seaport Museum

Photo: Ted Scull

Working and Researching Along New York’s Waterfront
Lecture with Author Ted Scull

Wednesday, December 5 | 6:30 pm | $10 (free for members) | Purchase Tickets

Author Ted Scull still recalls the impressive ocean liners and handsome break-bulk cargo ships that piqued his interest back in 1964 New York. What began as a job in the passenger department for Holland America Line transformed into a passion for the waterfront that has spanned over half a century.

During this lecture, Scull will highlight the experiences that that shaped his affinity for the waterfront. Hear fascinating stories of his time as a travel writer producing maritime and New York-based travel guides: one authorized by the City of New York, focusing on the Staten Island Ferry, and the second on Hoboken’s innovative, waterfront Beaux Arts Lackawanna Terminal.

About the Lecturer

Ted Scull is a New York-based author, travel writer, and lecturer specializing in maritime subjects and the New York region. He has released several publications based on his ocean travels, including the Ocean Liner trilogy and 100 Best Cruise Vacations.


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This event will be held at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street. Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Getting Here

By subway:

  • Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street.
  • Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach Water Street. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.
    By bus:

  • Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding.
  • Walk one block east.
    By ferry:

  • The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey.
  • From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes.
  • Once at Fulton Street, turn left and walk up one block west toward Water Street.
  • From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.

  • Parking in the area is limited. There is a parking lot located at Front and John Streets, just two blocks from Bowne & Co. Another lot is available at 294 Pearl Street.

    *As we are located in an historic district please contact the Museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit