Naval Order of the United States
New York Commandery

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WELCOME ABOARD

Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.

MISSION STATEMENT

To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order's unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.  

MAY LUNCHEON

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Monday, 6 May 2019

George Michelsen Foy

RUN THE STORM: A SAVAGE HURRICANE, A BRAVE CREW, 

AND THE WRECK OF THE SS EL FARO

Racquet and Tennis Club

370 Park Avenue

(between 52nd & 53rd Streets)

New York City

Reception:  11:30hrs

Luncheon:  12:00hrs



George Michelsen Foy was born on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, a magazine editor, a first mate on British tramp ships, and chief cream-puff transporter in a pastry factory in London, England. (Other jobs held in the course of a checkered career: investigative reporter, construction worker, political cartoonist, news photographer ...). He was educated at University of Paris, the London School of Economics, and Bennington College. 

  

His latest non-fiction book, RUN THE STORM: A SAVAGE HURRICANE, A BRAVE CREW, AND THE WRECK OF THE SS EL FARO, is NOW OUT with Scribner / Simon & Schuster in MAY, 2018. A previous non-fiction book, Finding North: How navigation makes us human, was published by Flatiron Books/Macmillan in May, 2016; Zero Decibels, an essay on silence and sound, came out in 2010. His latest novels are Mettle and The Art & Practice of Explosion (University Press of New England); Enquête sur Kamanzi, a novel in French, was published by Editions Globophile in Paris, France, in May, 2016. Foy's short fiction has appeared in Epiphany Journal, Washington Square Review, Notre Dame Review, Monkeybicycle, American Literary Journal, et al.: long-form essays in Harper's, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, et al. He was awarded an NEA fellowship in fiction. He lives with his family in Southeastern Massachusetts and in New York City, where he teaches creative writing at NYU.    


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