In preparation to leave the containerport and to make way for a tenant in the shed, PortSide NewYork is clearing everything out of the Pier 9B shed. Everything must be out by 11/17!
Care to spend a nice fall day moving interesting antique marine hardware and vintage engine parts? Want to learn some rigging? Or practice the rigging you already know? Know how to drive a forklift? We could use you this weekend!
Saturday 11/8/14 9am-5pm
Sunday 11/9/14 9am-5pm
Pier 9B, Red Hook Container Terminal, Brooklyn, 11231
Free pizza in return!
Pizza is on us afterwards. We can eat in the galley all cozy by the vintage stove or head to a local pizzeria; the work crew will vote to decide.
Location, RSVP info
Enter port gate at Hamilton Avenue, Summit and Van Brunt Streets
Photo needed to enter. TWIC card holders especially appreciated!
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 917-414-0565.
If your tug is standing by and you're bored, you are welcome to tie up alongside and pitch in!
Most stuff will come aboard the tanker MARY A. WHALEN. Things to move include replacement parts for the engine on the tanker MARY A. WHALEN, vintage maritime hardware and artifacts for exhibits we will save, and hardware and artifacts we will sell. There is one trip to the scrapyard to finally get rid of stuff hurricane Sandy flooded, so a volunteer with a pickup would be really appreciated!
We will use the boom from the MARY A. WHALEN to lift things onto the deck, at that point some of it heads to the engine room and most of it goes into a cargo tank.
Saturday: Matt Perricone will cut a hole in the deck plate so we can lower in full pallet loads of stuff. On a subsequent trip, he will make that plate a lift-able cover so that we can get in there again easily. On Saturday, we will focus on getting things into that newly opened cargo tank.
Sunday: Nobby Peers and crew will focus on getting things into the engine room. The engine heads will be installed on top of the cylinders in the engine room. The pistons have not yet had restoration work to revert the Sandy-damage done to them, so they will not go in the cylinders on the ship. They will be greased, wrapped and stored.
Davits will stay on the pier. Spare cylinders, lower engine block and fuel pump are headed to another shed.