Port Handbook Makes Museum Donations
The Port Information Resources Committee, Inc., has made donations totaling $8,000 to two leading marine historical groups. In a recent ceremony at the Seamen's Church Institute, Committee chairman and president James P. McAllister p r e s e n t e d $4,000 checks to John B. Hightower, president of the South Street Seaport Museum and Peter Stanford, president of the National Maritime Historical Society.
The Port Information Resources Committee is responsible for the production and distribution of the annual New York Port Handbook, which details the organizations and facilities of the bistate port. Sold worldwide, the Handbook is a valuable resource for both domestic and international trade executives.
Other committee members attending the presentation included Clifford B. O'Hara, secretarytreasurer; Bruno Augenti, chairman of the Marine Index Bureau, Inc., representing the late Adm. John M. Will; Donald Seymour, standing in for Howard Seymour of Mohegan International Corporation ; Walter Maloney, general counsel for the Committee; N. Nick Cretan, executive director, Maritime Association of the Port of New York; and Randolph R. Brown, r e p r e s e n t i n g the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The South Street Seaport Museum is striving to bring a mix of commerce and culture to South Street in order to revive the Seaport district's 19-century character. They plan to expand from the existing base of the collection of ships to include shops, exhibitions, and educational programs. The National Maritime Historical Society is devoted to furthering the understanding of our maritime heritage through research, preservation, restoration, and publication.