Jim Perkins recounted his experience of working on the TAMAROA, a Coast Guard cutter located in the Bushey Shipyard in Red Hook in an article published on the (now gone) website Jack's Joint, which called itself an unoffical Coast Guard Library. The full article is in the image section below.
"The TAMAROA was located at Bushey Shipyard in Brooklyn, in the nicer part of the wrong side of town. What a Godforsaken sight it was, the shipyard looked like something straight out of WW II. In the midst of rusty hulls, floating drydocks, pieces of ships and abandoned landing craft, there sat the TAMAROA on her own floating drydock. Orders are orders, on board I went...."