A report produced by Raber Associates for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1984, provides some of the best scholarly research into Brooklyn's water front including Atlantic and Erie Basins in Red Hook.
Broadly, the subjects covered in the report are:
Part 1: Introduction, Scope, and Methods
II. Investigation Methods
III. Present Project Area Environments
IV. Amerindian Resource Possibilities
V. Overview Of Euroamerican Development
VI. Types Of Waterfront Structures In Reconnaissance Project Areas
VII. The Warehouse Pier And The Erie Basin
VIII. Grain· Handling In The Port of New York: The New York State Barge Canal Terminal At Gowanus Bay
IX. Conclusions And Recommendations
The Red Hook WaterStories team is still mining the report for information to be included as various waterstory articles but the entire draft report is here as searchable PDFs.