The MARY A. WHALEN
She is on the National Register of Historic Places, to understand why, see her history page.
When & where to see her
During TankerTime the main deck is open for your enjoyment: M-F, 10am-6pm. Second Sunday's Sunset TankerTime in May, June, July, August and September, 5pm-midnight with a musicians jam of Mediterranean music "WaterStories of the Wine Dark Sea" starting at 9pm
Listen to an audio tour about the ship. The tour is broken into short segments of 2-3 minutes in length, most of them associated with specific spaces on the ship.
Our Guide to the words for ship parts
Since the MARY A. WHALEN worked so long (1938 to 1993) and over such a wide region (the whole northeast) she is a great vehicle for teaching various subject areas. We customize our ship-based programs and make vivid, experiential educational experiences:.
Ship cat Chiclet
Our ship cat Chiclet has her own webpage.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners!
The exterior of the MARY A. WHALEN is being restored in large part with labor from the painters' union District Council 9 which is using the ship as a training site. We give them a site, they give us labor, and we partner in training union labor. The paint is thanks to a generous donation by International Paint.