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In the 1800s oil for candles and light was big business. In 1855 both the Atlantic Oil Company and the New York Oil Company had their works in Red Hook Point taking advantage of the easy access to the water. Atlantic Oil Company. Incorporated May...

Atlantic Oil Company, Incorporated May 1853 Capital $120,000 ...Van Dyke St Red Hook Point. President James Struthers [listed under heading Oil and Candle Companies]

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