PortSide’s “Heavy Metal” Fundraising Sale!

mwheavymetalPortSide New York, the organization behind the historic tanker Mary A. Whalen,  is having an amazing marine hardware fundraising sale.  From their press release:

If you think a full-sized bollard makes the perfect doorstop, or that a collection of shackles is the centerpiece your table is lacking, or you just need turnbuckles (you know who you are), we have an event for you!

PortSide NewYork has three tractor-trailers filled with industrial marine objects, and everything must go. Bring cash or credit card, and haul away your favorite or much-needed marine items – just make sure to top up the air in your tires.

Riggers and marine operators, this is real working hardware of industrial scale.

Sun 7/27, 11am – 4pm
Atlantic Basin, Red Hook
Pier 11 loading dock, south end
Brooklyn, NY 112321

Some of the items for sale: 4-foot tall turnbuckles! Shackles of all sizes up to multi-ton lift capacity! Blocks (pulleys), weld-on cleats, pad eyes, wire clips, 4 large bollards. Tension testing machine. Vintage scale and wire rope measuring device. Wire rope, chain. Cargo slings. Jet Portable folding hydraulic 2-ton hoist, (3) jet 1-ton trolley, (1) each of Jet 1/2-ton hoist w/20 ft, Jet 2-ton pallet puller, Jet 2-ton trolley, and more!

Inventory of what’s for sale and lots of photos here.

Vehicles enter at Bowne & Imlay Streets (follow signs for Brooklyn Cruise Terminal entrance). Pedestrians and bikes can also enter from the south at a pedestrian gate at the corner of Pioneer & Conover Streets.

Funds raised help PortSide continue our mission to bring life to the BLUEspace of NYC’s WATERfront and our hurricane Sandy recovery.

As of last count, our Sandy damages run about $300,000. We protected the MARY A. WHALEN, with our offices aboard, from the storm; but Sandy got to everything off the ship on the pier. Many historic items were damaged. Some things floated away forever. We suffer strong indirect Sandy effects. Sandy stalled the urgent search for a home we declared in 2012, since all waterfront sites with which we were negotiating were damaged and dropped negotiations for a while or for good; and we have been unable to earn money with the ship where is it now for about three years.

Can’t make the sale? Donate by clicking here!

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