Discover Maritime Treasures at PortSide's Waterfront Fundraiser Thursday

By Alan Neuhauser on August 23, 2012 2:06pm 

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — Take home a piece of Brooklyn's maritime history at PortSide New York's fundraiser sale and free reception in the Columbia Street Waterfront District Thursday night.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the Red Hook-based nonprofit will sell waterfront-themed art, antiques, and artifacts from its pop-up location at 145 Columbia St., which must be closed by Aug. 30, according to a press release. Free beer, wine, cheese and other light refreshments will be served.

Proceeds will go toward the organization's search for a new homeport for the Mary A. Whalen tanker, which houses its offices, museum and event spaces. PortSide said it has narrowed its search to potential ports in Brooklyn and Yonkers.

Many of the items on sale Thursday are related to the famed Todd Shipyard. Open from 1916 to 1986 — and now the location of Ikea — Todd built yachts, minesweepers, ferries, and the fireboat John J. Harvey. Maps, paintings, photographs, and other items will also be on sale.

Preview the sale on PortSide's website.

Red Hook's PortSide New York is selling maritime-themed art, artifacts and antiques at a fundraiser Thursday night, Aug. 23, 2012.
Red Hook's PortSide New York is selling maritime-themed art, artifacts and antiques at a fundraiser Thursday night, Aug. 23, 2012.
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Red Hook's PortSide New York is selling maritime-themed art, artifacts and antiques at a fundraiser Thursday night, Aug. 23, 2012.
Red Hook's PortSide New York is selling maritime-themed art, artifacts and antiques at a fundraiser Thursday night, Aug. 23, 2012.
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