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1 The MARY A. WHALEN The oil tanker MARY A. WHALEN was launched May 21, 1938. The ship is PortSide NewYork's ambassador to the BLUEspace and site of our offices and many programs. Why she is significant? She is the the last of her kind in the USA....

Explore The Mary Whalen by clicking on the links below and hearing about her places and people. (Links will take you to our PortSide NewYork website) Plimsoll Line Deck Tankermen's Cabin Fidley Galley Engine Room Captain's Cabin Wheelhouse...

Subjects: Mary A. Whalen

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...

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