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Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate

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Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate at a Glance

Our Mission

Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate was founded in San Francisco, California in 1946 as the Scandinavian Seamen’s Mission.  SMGG responds to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers and port workers in San Francisco Bay.  


      We are located in the Port of Oakland where our chaplain visits seafarers on ship, provides communication resources such as internet and phone cards, and welcomes visitors to the International Maritime Center.  


       The IMC is a place of sanctuary for seafarers away from the ship where they can call home, play games, visit with our volunteers.   Transportation to local shopping is another service we provide. We know seafarers appreciate our friendly atmosphere, chaplain, and volunteers because they have rated us as one of the top 3 centers in the world.  


Current Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

  • CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Passing Through the Waters:  The Maritime History of African Americans
    April 27, 2022 - May 3, 2022
    Online Program
  • CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Making Waves: The HerStory Women in Maritime
    May 18, 2022
    Online Program
  • National Maritime Day
    May 22, 2022
    International Maritime Center
    May 22, 2022
    International Maritime Center, 4001 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Contact Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate

4001 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607


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