Mariners' Harbor Station 1937New Mariners' Harbor station, taken June 7, 1937. View southwest from Van Pelt Ave. overpass
A new Mariners’ Harbor railway station was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project along what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway). Developed as a two-track, island platform facility, it was located off Van Pelt Avenue to the west, and featured an entrance at Van Pelt Ave. as well as a pedestrian bridge and entrance at the west end of the platform, between Erestina Place and Maple Parkway. The station has long since been abandoned, and the pedestrian bridge structure is no longer extant.
The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1.46 million grant for the $6 million grade crossing elimination project, which included work elsewhere in Staten Island and even in Manhattan. PWA Docket No. NY 4926.
Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. North Shore Line Page: http://gretschviking.net/GOSIRTNorthShore.htm (accessed Mar. 2018)
(accessed Mar. 2018)
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 22.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: "Opens S.I. Viaduct; Longest in Nation," Feb. 26, 1937.
The New York Times: "Staten Island Opens Mile-Long Viaduct: Thirty-four Grade Crossings Are Eliminated," Feb. 26, 1937.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 8, 2018.
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