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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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Opsail & Fleet Week in Brooklyn – the Portside Guides

Many visitors think of New York as the island of Manhattan.  The City of New York is in fact five boroughs, only one of which is connected to the mainland.  If Brooklyn, the largest borough, had remained an independent city, as … 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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Mariners Respond to 9/11- a PortSide NewYork Exhibit

Last September, PortSide New York mounted a multi-media exhibit on the historic buoy tender, Lilac,  about the extraordinary and little-known maritime role played in the recovery from the attacks of 9/11, from the evacuation to refuse removal and rebuilding.  A video … Continue reading

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Help PortSide & Tanker Mary Whalen Create Jobs for Inner City Kids this Summer

We recently posted about the tanker Mary Whalen being deemed eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   PortSide New York and the Mary Whalen are also participating in New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides meaningful summer work for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Port Side New York and the Mary Whalen

Congratulations to PortSide New York and the tanker Mary Whalen, which has been deemed eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places!   The Mary Whalen is a 172’ long coastal tanker built by the John H. Mathis Company, of … Continue reading

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Barquentine Gazela Arrives in New York Harbor

Philadelphia’s tall ship, the barquentine Gazela Primeiro, arrived in New York harbor yesterday, on her way to PortSide New York.  (See our previous post – The Gazela at Portside with Vaudeville and Pirates – Oh My!)   The classic ship will … Continue reading

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The Gazela at Portside with Vaudeville and Pirates – Oh My!

Earlier this month we posted about Philadelphia’s tall ship, the barquentine Gazela, returning to sea after suffering rudder damage several years ago.  After participating in a  Portuguese festival in New Bedford, MA the Gazela will be visiting PortSide  New York,starting this Thursday August 19th to Monday the 23rd.  She will be … Continue reading

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Portside New York – Big BlueBQ July 3rd

Portside New York is a maritime hub and cultural space whose centerpiece is the historic coastal tanker Mary Whalen.   Portside is based this summer on pier 11 in the Atlantic Basin, Red Hook, Brooklyn. On Saturday, July 3rd, Portside is hosting  the Big … Continue reading

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