Theodore W. Scull is an author, travel writer and lecturer specializing in destinations, railway and maritime subjects and New York City. Among the seven books he has had published are Ocean Liner Odyssey and Ocean Liner Twilight, both accounts of his sea travels; Outdoor Escapes New York City, hikes in the tri-state region accessed by public transit; and 100 Best Cruise Vacations, which has, to date, had four editions.
Over the last 30 years, Ted has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, guidebooks and websites and regularly lectures aboard cruise vessels about maritime history and New York City. He has also lectured at land-based locations such as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and to special interest groups in New York.
He has traveled to all 50 states and the seven continents and has spent over five years of his life aboard 200 ships of all types. He is currently chairman of the World Ship Society, Port of New York Branch and has served as the president of the Steamship Historical Society of America.
Holding B.A. in history from Trinity College, an M.A. in history from the University of London (UK) and an M.S. in education from Bank Street College, NY he has taught at two Manhattan independent schools and served as a Middle School principal and a guidance counselor. Before that he worked for Holland America Line in New York.
Ted grew up outside Philadelphia, has lived in New England for seven years, Europe for two years and has called Manhattan home since 1968 where he resides with his wife, Suellyn Scull, who recently stepped down as Head of Trinity School on the Upper West Side