Marine Engineers Beneficial Association
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3445 NORTH CAUSEWAY BLVD
METAIRIE, LA 70002
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About MEBA Local 2057Faced with intolerable working conditions, fires and higher and higher boiler pressures creating deadly explosions; steamboat engineers banded together. In 1854 of the Buffalo Association of Engineers was formed. In 1874, the Buffalo association began corresponding with other marine engineer associations around the country. Ten delegates from Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Baltimore met in Cleveland, Ohio and held the first Convention of the National Marine Engineers Association (the word Beneficial was added in 1883). Thus, on February 23, 1875, the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) was established.
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