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In mid-September 1941 a field force of the United States army landed in Iceland. The US had not officially entered WWII (that happened when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941) but were backing up the British who had taken control of the...

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 audio element. Deck audio element. Tankermen's Cabin audio element. Fidley audio...

Subjects: Mary A. Whalen

Captain Nels Helgesen during his long career which began in 1918, commanded every ship of the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Line.  The home port of the steamship line was in Red Hook's Atlantic Basin. Starting around the 1920s their ships...

Transcript of the  Brooklyn Daily Eagle , December 2. 1872 article:  Origin and Progress of Tinkerville, Bunkervillle, Slab City, Sandy Bank and Texas — Peculiarities of Their Populations. There is scarcely a ward in Brooklyn does not...

The Spanish Freighter NAVEMAR left from Seville. Spain, with 1,120 passengers, in 1941. Most were Jewish refugees fleeing genocide in German-occupied countries. The conditions on the NAVEMAR, a ship designed with only 28 accommodations, were...

PortSide has been corresponding with Don Horton since 2013. He visited us in 2015 from North Carolina to give us an oral history. The last time Don had visited Red Hook was in 1950. He wrote the memory of Red Hook Flats below in 2015. For related...

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