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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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In the latter half of the 1800s, grain was king in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  Boats loaded with grain would float down the Erie Canal, then down the Hudson River to the grain storehouses of Atlantic Basin, and later, in an even bigger way, Erie...

In 1953, Thomas Thompson, cook aboard Dalzell Towing's tugboat Datzellera, wrote a guest column for the Brooklyn Eagle's feature Harbor Lights.   “I am allocated $10.05 per day to feed six men, three meals apiece, or a total of 18 meals...

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The storehouses of Atlantic Dock were originally built for storing goods from ships, but as trade routes changed many were converted into factory spaces. In 1913 the William J. Tulin Company had a large candy making operation, at 1 and 3 Atlantic...

AR Hot Bagels A sandwich shop focused on bagels and rolls, with some wraps. Bottled juices, coffee, tea and some soups.  In addition to a bagel lunch, one can also get burgers and fries, and breakfast foods such as pancakes. Mostly take out...

Street address: 350 Van Brunt Street

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