News from Portside

With the help of Air Force veteran Erika Stetson, who starts SUNY Maritime in January, maritime-themed Red Hook not-for-profit PortSide is renovating the galley on its tanker The Mary A. Whalen.

You can read the backstory of Erika and the PortSide galley here. If you'd like to chip in for the galley renovation, here's the wish list. A donation of $500 or more gets you two seats to a Supper Club dinner at the renovated galley. 

1941 Karry Krane
The State Historic Preservation Office has added PortSide's 1941 "Karry Krane", a WWII-era Hyster manufactured by Cowhey marine, in Red Hook for 140 years, to the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn more about Karry Kranes, WWII maritime history, Red Hook, and the National Register in this blog post.

Thanks to a $134,000 FEMA grant, PortSide will be able to restore its Sandy-damaged maritime historic artifacts.

In November, PortSide, recognized by the National Maritime Historical Society, was featured by WNYC in its STAR initiative.

PortSide Director Carolina Salguero, who sits on the Red Hook committee of the NYS resiliency planning process "CRP", has published a white paper making suggestions about how to remove obstacles to the planning process.

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