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Sailors' Snug Harbor in the City of New York
In his last will and testament, Captain Robert Richard Randall bequeathed land and income to build and operate a marine hospital for “aged, decrepit, and worn out sailors.” Randall named the facility Sailor’s Snug Harbor, which opened on the north shore of Staten Island in 1833. Sailor’s Snug Harbor became a vibrant retirement community giving refuge to thousands of merchant mariners for over a hundred years. Residents at Snug Harbor were buried at the cemetery located on the premises. Over 7,000 mariners were buried there and now lay in unmarked graves after the stones were removed for preservation.