Ad: American Marine Paint Co.

In the 1920s, several paint companies made their home in Red Hook. Following the New York Dock Company's construction of large concrete warehouses on Imlay Street, other companies built similar buildings nearby. Paint companies, such as the American Marine Paint, were attracted to the area because of its relative remove from residential areas yet in close proximity to shipping facilities. The fumes from the paint companies' operations were reported to be contained in the concrete factories. American Marine Paint had world wide offices, but it is very likely that they found big customers among the neighboring large shipyards in Red Hook.

Some of the other paint companies in Red hook were C. A. Woolsley Paint and Color Co and the Reliance Paint Co

Text from Ad: 

American Marine Paint Co., inc
manufactures of
Germicide Compositions
for the bottoms of iron and steel hulls
Cape Cod Copper Compound
for the bottoms of wooden hulls

Topside and Superstructure
Paints and Enamels
Deck and Hold Paints
Funnel and Mast Paints
Cabin Paints and Varnishes
Engine Paints and Enamels
Yacht Paints and Enamels
All Marine Specialities"



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  • Port of New York Annual (1920) compiled and edited by Alexander R. Smith. Smith’s Port Publishing Company, Inc., NY. 1920
    Google books, (accessed 2016)
  • Secondary Information:

    New York City Department of Planning, Exhisting Conditions and Brownfields Anlalysis: Red Hook Brooklyn, Final September 2014, NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation.  2014 (accessed 2016)

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