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Synopsis of interview with Heidi Benedikt, former crew member of the MARY A. WHALEN. Recording times in parenthesis are aproximate.  Go to bottom of the page to hear the full interview    (0:10) The delegate of the union convinced me to go work...

The Dalzell Towing Company purchased the Red Hook Towing Company in 1925 to expand their operations into Brooklyn.  They then moved their offices to the Erie Basin breakwater (the man-made protective pier that encloses the basin) from...

Subjects: Maritime, Erie Basin

The area between Erie Basin and Columbia Street was home to a makeshift shantytown community known as Tin City, made up largely of unemployed and under-employed maritime workers in the 1920s and 30s. In the winter of 1932, the Brooklyn Eagle...

"Maritime Messaging" 10/29/17 a collaboration between artist Katherine Behar, PortSide and Pioneer Works. PortSide contributed all the text from RHWS which Behar put through a neural network to "teach water to talk." A video presented moving water,...

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The maritime language is an international language, which helped foster the following art. One day in November 2017, a man came down the pier and saw our sign about volunteering. He introduced himself saying "I’m a captain in Rome." Federico...

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