Mary A. Whalen, one of the last remaining tankers from the 1930s, has become integral to NY waterway education programs…and she’s currently homelesss! If Mary doesn’t find a new home by 4/30, she’ll be scrapped and a Brooklyn gem will be lost forever. To get a better idea of how authentically cool this spot is (the Frying Pan ship bails in comparison) check out Tanker Opera, hosted by Portside New York on the Mary A. Whalen.
If you’re interested in learning more about the initiative there’s a brainstorming session going on tonight in Brooklyn, 6:30-8:30, followed by drinks at the nearby bar (flyer). Stay tuned on our Facebook for news on Mary.