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May 21, 2016
Our Flagship is 78! #GetOnBoard!

Today is the 78th birthday of PortSide's flagship the MARY A. WHALEN!!! Celebrate and visit during  TankerTours next Saturday, 5/28/16, 10am-5pm.  Sign up on site for tours.

Please support PortSide's efforts with the MARY and  donate .   

The MARY will be in good company with three Fleet Week ships next door at the Brooklyn Cruise terminal! Details and more news below. 

Last of her kind in the USA, on the National Register of Historic Places, only oil tanker in the world open to the public 
TankerTours appeal to people of all ages!
Come for TankerTours next Saturday ! Even if you visited before, there is great restoration progress to see! 

Check out exterior painting done by our partners at District Council 9 Admire the glowing teak rail restored by i nterns from the CTE high school WHSAD and three cabins painted by volunteers.  

Special thanks to Randive for their birthday present to the  MARY! Randive donated divers to inspect underwater zincs that protect the ship from electrolytic action. Randive gave the zincs a thumbs up! 

The MARY is a cultural and educational amenity in the underserved neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn and an asset PortSide can bring to many waterfront communities.   Please support our restoration and programming and  donate .  

Have you heard? Red Hook WaterStories coming soon!
PortSide will reveal forgotten history with our exciting public history project called Red Hook WaterStories ( RHWS ) .    We're bringing history to the street via QR codes around Red Hook that a mobile can read - or you can read RHWS from a computer at home.   We're making a hardcopy visitor guide too. 

PortSide has launched an on-line campaign to raise $20,000 in matching funds by end of June.  Please  donate to RHWS now! 

Support our progress.  We have added more content advisors.  We've commissioned historical essays.  Our research team is busy uploading content to archiving software that will deliver a dynamic multimedia map and create the first maritime trail in NYC.

RHWS is supported in part by funding from Councilman Carlos Menchaca and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Visit the 1st Fleet Week at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal!
Three Fleet Week ships will be open to the public for free tours Thursday through Monday, 8am to 5pm over Memorial Day weekend. 

Ship visitors must go through security screening similar to boarding a plane, so don't bring your pocket knife, bottles or cans. Get full details here.

Come enjoy all that Red Hook, Brooklyn has to offer, our special restaurants, bars, shops, parks and cultural institutions.  Red Hook is a destination for many reasons.

Click the button or send a check made out to "PortSide NewYork" 
P.O. Box 195, Red Hook Station, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

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Our WaterStories programs, services and advocacy show how to combine the working waterfront, public access and community development. 

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