Oral History: Michael Gallagher, Last General Manager of New York Ship Yard Co. / Todd Shipyard. 2005

Michael Gallagher, last General Manager of New York Shipyard, successor to Todd Shipyard, interviewed two weeks before selling the site to IKEA, talks about the shipyard, its history and final days.  Gallagher represents the 5th generation of his family working in the maritime industry.

Unedited interview.



Michael Gallagher: History of Todd Ship Yard

Michael Gallagher talks of the History of Todd Ship Yard, the WWII era and the years that he ran the yard. View File Details Page

The Gallagher Family History in Marine Businesses

Michael Gallagher talks of the multi-generational history of his family in marine businesses from dredging and moving gravel to buying and running the Todd Ship Yard facility in Red Hook in 1985. View File Details Page



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  • Unedited interview by Cate Cochran and Carolina Salguero for PortSide NewYork, 2005.

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