Tug Talk: Mariners’ Names for Red Hook

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Tug captains use landmarks (points on land visible from the water) to tell other mariners and the Coast Guard VTS (Vessel Traffic Service – the harbor equivalent of air traffic controllers) where they are.  This is not always as straightforward as it sounds, but it is proof that maritime […]

Overspreading on transit seats ca. 1850. Contentions on the Hamilton Avenue Ferry

By The Red Hook WaterStories team All was not peaceful on the new Hamilton Avenue Ferry.  People, particularly in the evening, were sprawling out across the benches, and extra deckhands were hired to keep the order. One of the directors suggested adding dividing armrests, but the Chief Engineer feared they would provoke ridicule. Overspreading to […]

NYC Ferry News by Shyda Hoque.

The NYC Ferry launches their South Brooklyn route tomorrow With the price of a subway fare, $2.75, you will be able to ride from Bay Ridge to Wall Street in about 49 mins. There are free transfers to other NYC ferries on other routes but you will not be able to receive a free transfer […]

NYC Ferry in Red Hook + Free Breakfast at PortSide!

Big news for Red Hook this week!!! June 1st will mark the first day the Red Hook ferry will begin running. The very first boat will launch at 6:52 AM.  To celebrate this event, PortSide New York will be serving up a free continental breakfast on the historic ship Mary H. Whalen right next to […]