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Red Hook’s east side is bounded by the Gowanus Bay which funnels into the Gowanus Canal at the Hamilton Avenue Bridge.  PortSide’s flagship the tanker MARY A. WHALEN frequently delivered home heating oil to the two Bayside fuel terminals on...

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Gowanus Canal photographs, 1932-1937 by Percy Loomis Sperr. Top image:  New York State Barge Canal Grain Elevator Lower image: Paramount Brick yard Larger scale image can be seen on the New York Public Library website.

The landscape of Red Hook has been dramatically changed by people at least twice in its history.  Starting in a major way around 1830, marshland was filled in to make solid land, and the coast line was modified to better suit boats. Nearly...

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