Saturday, April 22, 2006


The Todd Shipyards, also known as New York Shipyards, have now beeen closed and will soon be demolished for a masive Ikea store.  Philip Lopate in his book "Waterfront" describes an incident in which the crew of a damaged Central American freighter were detained here for 6 months until its owner could pay for repairs. Its crew was too afraid to venture into the Red Hook streets for provisions. The owner had to get food for them.  The Monitor, the first ironclad vessel from the Civil War era, was once repaired here.