Frank Duffy - Purple Mountain Press


Francis "Frank" Duffy is a native New Yorker, maritime writer and photographer. His bylines for hard news, feature stories and photos have appeared in the New York metropolitan news papers, including The New York Times, New York Newsday, and Staten Island Advance. He co-authored The New York Harbor Book with William Miller in 1986. He narrated a documentary on a History Channel special for the centennial of the General Slocum disaster of 1904 that aired in June 2004. Since 1982, his column on the Port of New York and New Jersey has appeared quarterly in Steamboat Bill, the journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America. He writes on the American maritime scene for the United Kingdom marine publications Fairplay, Ships Monthly and Marine News.

From 1984 to 1993, while serving as director of public relations, Duffy edited the house organ "Tow Line" for the Moran Towing and Transportation Company. One of the founders of the Maritime Industry Museum on the campus of the SUNY-Maritime College in the Bronx, Duffy is executive vice president of the museum. He resides in South Setauket, New York, with his wife Joan (Scully) and is the father of five adult children. He holds a bachelor's degree from Pace University, Manhattan (1976).

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