This 1869 map of Red Hook, reveals some of what was there at the there at the time, but also shows the Brooklyn Basin which was approved by the government but never built. Designed at the same time as Erie Basin that part of the plan was never built. The area where that it would have been was referred to as Brooklyn Basin into the early 1900s.
The colored areas on the map mark the property boundaries of the early European settles to the area at a time when Red Hook was a mix of farmland and marsh.
"Elevator" which appears in several places in the Atlantic Basin area of the map refers to grain elevators, which were used to load and unload vast stores of grain on an off ships and barges.
Van Dyke's Mill Pond was a tidal mill that used the power of the twice daily tides to run a mill. The pond was like a battery which was recharged by the water from the rising tides. The water in the pond was released in a controlled fashion, its energy channeled to turn the gears of the mill.