9. The Mary A. Whalen is a historic oil tanker that houses a non-profit

Mary Whalen in Red Hook

The Mary A. Whalen, one of the neighborhood’s only sites on the National Register of Historic Places, is a historic oil tanker built in 1938. The boat was in active service until 1994 and shipped fuel products along the East Coast. The “bell boat” is 172 feet long and is the home of the non-profit PortSide NewYork, which connects New Yorkers to the potential of their waterfront. The tanker was also at the center of the 1975 Supreme Court case United States v. Reliable Transfer Co. in the subject of maritime law.