Rick Spilman

Rick Spilman
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Birthday
March 25
Bio
I am the author of a nautical thriller set in the last days of sail, Hell Around the Horn. I also the host of the Old Salt Blog. I have a background in ship operations, banking and corporate communications. I am an avid sailor and kayaker.

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 6:27PM

Crisis at PortSide, Help Save the Tanker Mary A. Whalen

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PortSide New York is one of the absolutely best waterfront educational organizations in New York harbor.   Centered around the historic coastal tanker Mary A.Whalen, PortSide has sponsored a wide range of great programs ranging from activities for kids and adults, to hosting visiting tall ships, to shanty sings and  even staging opera on the deck of the tanker.  Now Portside is in trouble. For the last six years, the Mary A. Whalen has never had a permanent home.  Now it needs to find one by April 30th.  If not, the old tanker may be scrapped.

For those in the New York area there will be a public meeting to discuss the Portside Action Plan on Monday, February 27th 6:30-8:30pm, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Conference Rooms A & B, 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 at the corner of Hicks & Atlantic Avenue. To donate to help give PortSide save the Mary A. Whalen, click here.

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