From the January 1958 magazine.

From the Vintage Years

WHEN AA WENT TO SEA

THE FIRST SEAMEN'S GROUP ever organized was formed in Manhattan, June, 1944. Six months later, in December, the Seamen took over the first AA clubhouse ever opened anywhere (over 4 1/2 years ago), at 334 1/2 West 24th Street, New York, the clubhouse having been vacated by the New York AAs for larger quarters.

The AA Seamen's Club does not confine itself to the Merchant Marine but hopes to include the Navy and Coast Guard as well--all types of seamen.

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