Mary A. Whalen (tanker)
Mary A. Whalen
|Location||Pier 11, Atlantic Basin, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York|
|Area||Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Built by||John J. Mathis Company|
|NRHP reference #||12000831|
|Added to NRHP||October 3, 2012|
Mary A. Whalen, known as the S.T. Kiddoo from 1938 to 1958, is a historic oil tanker located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. She is the home of the non-profit PortSide NewYork, and the group runs programs aboard her. She was built in 1938 by the John J. Mathis Company, of Camden, New Jersey Hull #124, and measures 172 feet long http://shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/small/mathis.htm. She is a rare example of a "bell boat." The tanker shipped various fuel products along East Coast and was at center of United States v. Reliable Transfer Co., a pivotal 1975 Supreme Court decision in maritime law after she ran aground in Rockaway Inlet in 1968. She was in active service until 1994.:3, 11
PortSide NewYork has more information about her in their e-museum Red Hook WaterStories.
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- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 10/01/12 through 10/05/12. National Park Service. 2012-10-12.
- "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Kathleen LaFrank and Mark Peckham (April 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Mary A. Whalen" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-01. See also: "Accompanying photos".
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