290 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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The Hudson Waterfront Museum was founded in 1986 to provide programs in education and culture aboard an historic vessel and to advocate for and expand public waterfront access in the NY Metropolitan area.[1]  The Museum relocated to Brooklyn in 1994 as a permanent home, after seven years of operations with ports-of-call including Liberty State Park in Jersey City & Hoboken, NJ, Piermont, NY and South Street Seaport, NYC.

Coming to Red Hook in 1994, an ambitious group of volunteers transformed a former dumping area into what has been cited by the Neighborhood Open Space Coalition as "an ideal example of open space and waterfront access which provides an excellent complement to waterfront development". The Red Hook Garden pier, home to the muesum through the generosity of Greg O'Connell, experienced extensive damage while the barge was undergoing repairs but the Museum has returned to the Conover Street location and is currently moored at Pier 44 which is open to the public from dawn to dusk.
  1. Waterfront Museum website.  "History".  <http://www.waterfrontmuseum.org/history.htm>.  Accessed on 6/9/10.

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