Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Celebrate the birthday of Mary Whalen

Just in case you were wondering, Mary Whalen is a historical ship, not a person. Come get a taste of Brooklyn's waterfront history this Saturday as PortSide NY hosts a birthday bash for the tanker:

From PortSide New York:
PortSide New York will host a birthday bash for the tanker Mary Whalen on Saturday, December 6th, from 11am to 5pm (rain date is Sunday, December 7th). This will be the tanker’s 1st public event in the Atlantic Basin. Highlights include free cake, music and open house tours of the Whalen all day long. In addition, the public can see visiting tugs and workboats that come to the party! Ceremony, birthday proclamation and remarks will begin at 2pm with the Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Atkin. Former crew and folks with memories of the Whalen are invited to come to the microphone and tell stories about the vessel. Want to give a birthday gift? Need directions? Check out The PortSide Mary Whalen’s event site. Location: Pier 11, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, on Pioneer Street and Conover Street, Red Hook.


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