Zak, Nick and Aaron travel to Staten Island to investigate the infamous Sailors' Snug Harbor.
The guys board the lightship Ambrose, docked at New York’s South Street Seaport.
An artifact on the dock of the lightship Ambrose.
The GA crew gets a dose of history at South Street Seaport.
When the guys arrive at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, Amy Raiola, Snug Harbor's education coordinator, takes the guys on a tour of the grounds and informs them of the harbor's dark past.
The guys are fascinated by an urban legend about a mentally-deranged child who is said to have murdered his own mother in cold blood. But legends spill into documented history … the guys also learn of a murder-suicide involving the harbor's own reverend.
Located in Staten Island, NY, Sailors’ Snug Harbor is a National Historic Landmark District made up of 26 19th-century buildings that line an 83-acre city park. Established in 1833, the district was home to retired seamen who sailed under the US flag.
Zak, Nick and Aaron tour the South Street Seaport Museum.
The guys discuss the harbor’s history off-camera. The Sailors’ Snug Harbor site is now operated by Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the Staten Island Botanical Garden – a nonprofit, Smithsonian-affiliated organization.
Those who survived the deadly oceans sought peace and solitude in this community of sailors, or "snugs" as they were commonly called. About 1,000 retired sailors lived at Snug Harbor during its prime.
Sailors’ Snug Harbor is considered the “crown jewel” of Staten Island.
Aaron has a laugh on the lightship Ambrose.
Zak interviews a subject along the South Street Seaport dock.