Tag Archives: Mary A.Whalen

PortSide NewYork Fundraiser — Resiliency is our Hook, October 28, 2014

PortSide NewYork is hosting a Fundraiser — Resiliency is our Hook, on October 28, 2014.  There will be smoky BBQ and sizzling Dixieland Jazz by the Red Hook Ramblers.  Good food, good music and good times for a good cause. PortSide … Continue reading

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PortSide’s “Heavy Metal” Fundraising Sale!

PortSide 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 … Continue reading

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Musings on National Maritime Day – the Wisdom of Pogo

Today, in the United States, is National Maritime Day. There is a presidential proclamation and everything.  The day, May 22nd, was chosen because that was the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia in 1818 on the first … Continue reading

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(Potentially) Really Great News About the Tanker Mary A. Whalen

Really great news about the tanker, Mary A. Whalen. (Negotiations are not finalized so perhaps we should say “potentially great news” so as not to jinx anything.)  For the last six years, the historic tanker and PortSide New York, the non-profit educational organization based on the ship, have been … Continue reading

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PortSide NY, the Tanker Mary A. Whalen, Superstorm Sandy and Redhook

Like most of the historic vessels in and around New York harbor, the tanker Mary A. Whalen survived Superstorm Sandy Sandy better than her shore based neighbors. The tanker, which weathered Sandy at the inshore end of Pier 9B in … Continue reading

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No City for Old Tankers – Mary A. Whalen in the New York Times

There are over five hundred miles of waterfront in New York harbor. The Mary A. Whalen only needs around 200 feet of it to tie up, yet for the last six years, the historic tanker and PortSide New York, the non-profit educational … Continue reading

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Historic Tanker Mary A. Whalen Desperately Needs a Home

As we have posted before, PortSide New York, based on the historic coastal tanker, Mary A.Whalen,  is one of the absolutely best waterfront educational organizations in New York harbor.  For the last six years, the Mary A. Whalen has never had a permanent home.  Now … Continue reading

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Why PortSide New York & the Tanker Mary A. Whalen Must be Saved

Portside New York, based on the historic tanker Mary A. Whalen, has been putting on fantastic educational, cultural and and community programs and events on the Brooklyn waterfront front for the the last six years, without ever having a permanent berth.  Now PortSide is … Continue reading

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Crisis at PortSide, Help Save the Tanker Mary A. Whalen

PortSide New York is one of the absolutely best waterfront educational organizations in New York harbor.   Centered around the historic coastal tanker Mary A.Whalen, PortSide has sponsored a wide range of great programs ranging from activities for kids and adults, to hosting … Continue reading

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