Super Tanker at Ira S. Bushey's Gowanus Oil Terminal, 1955

In 1955, the ESSO NEW YORK, became the first American super tanker to navigate the Gowanus Creek Channel to deliver oil to the Patchogue Oil Terminal, a subsidiary of Ira S. Bushey & Sons, at the foot of Court Street. The dredging of the channel to a depth of 33 feet the previous year made this passage possible.

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