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SIMS Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

Thursday, 26 May, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm – Join Working Harbor Committee for our sunset Hidden Harbor Tour® Brooklyn Waterfront, Past & Present. 

With special guest speakers: Richard Hanley, Director of City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center, Captain Margaret Flanagan, Maritime Operations, Waterfront Alliance and Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman.

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Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

From Newtown Creek through Sunset Park, the 8 miles of Brooklyn shore facing the Harbor’s Upper Bay were once filled with manufacturing, shipping, and commerce. Though apartment towers and landscaped parks now capture attention, Brooklyn still retains active trade and maritime business.

Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

Highlights include the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the city’s new waterfront recycling facility at Gowanus Bay, and the working rail-to-barge connection at Brooklyn Army Terminal.

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Transfer Cranes at Gantry Plaza in Long Island City. Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6:00pm sharp from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane on Thursday, 26 May. Boarding begins at 5:30 pm. There is a snack bar and restrooms on board.

$30; $25 seniors/WHC member
For group sale rate email: workingharbor@aol.com

 

 

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