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In the summer of 1850, a free African-American woman was abducted and brought to Red Hook Point - just below the Atlantic Dock - to be taken by schooner to the South.  Suspicious workers in the area were told by the captors  that the woman was a...

In 1866, two men and a dog from Red Hook, set sail in a metal life-boat rigged like a sailing ship.   Captain Hudson and Mr. Fitch were out to prove the seaworthiness of the lifeboat , RED WHITE AND BLUE, designed by Brooklyn's Oliver Roland...

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...

A fire destroyed the property of five families living in shanties at Red Hook Point.  "The locality in question is a low section of made ground lying between King, Columbia and Richard streets, and is built upon by poor people, who dwell in...

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