Many thanks to all who have helped us over the years

Board of Trustees

Kristy Krivitsky:
Artist, Curator, Teacher
James Kenna:
Retired Teacher
Howard Weber:
Peter Waldman:
Glass Artist & Performing Artist
Greg O'Connell:
Developer, The O'Connell Organization
Niel Isbrandtsen : Treasurer
Shipping Consultant & Accountant
Phil Forbes: Acting Board Chair
General Contractor
David Sharps: President
Entertainer, Captain


Welcome to Rover our newest sponsor of the month - thank you Zipsprout!  When you need dog walking services, we doubt you'll find a better experience than through Rover. Thanks to our wide selection of dog walkers in New York City, NY, you'll find that you're able to work with a dog walker who fits in with you, your dog, and your needs. And on top of that, each Rover dog walking booking includes premium pet insurance, 24/7 support, and a reservation guarantee.

Thanks to NYC Commissioner Kate Levin, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Materials for the Arts for their support of our arts and education programs! Hip Hip Hurray!

Thanks to INCH for hosting the Waterfront Museum's website since 1998.  

Benjamin Moore has provided dozens of gallons of paint since 2012. Visitors marvel at the brillance of the Barge. Grey FRESH START primer and AURA Red & White semi-gloss paint will prolong for generations, Red Hook, Brooklyn's 103 year-old railroad barge that serves as a floating classroom, museum and showboat.


Thank you to EATON and Marina Power and Lighting for donating shore receptacles that enable us to tie in to power at various docks in the NY Harbor and at many docks up the Hudson River. 

Bulldog roof coatings, & especially the water-based Durex Mat Roofing System donated by Van Ripps & Palmer Ashpalt has the protected the original roof of the Lehigh Valley No. 79 since 1992.

The roof was featured in an Italian "D" Magazine photograph by Eduardo DeLille


Kurt & Guy Grimsgaard from Viking Fender are to be greatly thanked for their contribution of rubber soft loop fenders that daily protect the wooden hull of Lehigh Valley No. 79 as we bump against the timber pile clusters of Red Hook Pier 44.

Great thanks to our Sponsor of the Monthy - Willy and Bee of Pilku Construction Services!  Need Scaffolding? Call (718) 875-2206. On Mill St. in Red Hook

Thanks to their multi-year generosity of supplying scaffolding to the Museum for our deckhouse repairs.

Please consider using their quality services and refer their business to those who also might want scaffolding.

Mill Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (718) 875-2206
Fax: (718) 875-3602

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - Tons of thanks to SELKIRK and Keith Page, Commercial/Industrial Pipe Product Manager for generously donating quality chimneys and supplies for our heating systems since 1995. Please visit their website by clicking on the SELKIRK logo above.

Thanks to Pentair donating Simer model 2430 utility pumps courtesy of Pentair Flow and Filtration Solutions. We use these in the bilge and for fresh water distribution. For more info contact:  1-800-365-6832

Click on the "Sponsor of the Month" logo above.  Three cheers for this Baltimore fountain and ice-eater manufacturer who donated a thermostat that turns our heat lamp in the outdoor water pit on when the temperature drops below freezing.

In-Kind Donations

Thanks to Matt Mazzone and Benjamin Moore's Dan Caulkins for donated primer and paint for our most recent historic preservation project. Fresh Start Primer and AURA Barn Red paint were used to coat the new wooden planks of the barge's covered deckhouse structure. Click on the above logo for their website and more info.


The Waterfront Museum is grateful for the numerous in-kind contributions that make this project possible:

RoverGBX -Gowanus Bay TerminalBenjamin Moore Paints, East Penn Manufacturing, Selkirk Corporation, Eaton – Marina Power & Lighting, Bell Labs, The Power House, Inc., Park Slope Brewery, Benjamin Moore Paints, Time Out Magazine, Snapple, Utlra Poly, William D. King, Lawrence McGarvey, Wing Enterprises, Sika Corporation, Musicians General Store, SICON Contractors, American Stevedoring, Inc., Schoenberg Salt Company, Brooklyn Railroad Historical Association, Sta-Rite Industries, Honeywell Fire-Lite Alarms,RMC Canvas, Edward M. Weinstein, Architecture & Planning, P.C., Frank Zimmerman ,Kop Coat, PCA Engineering, Johnson Pumps, Sigman Electric Manufacturers and GAMPAC, Honeywell Sensor Systems, Mayfair Marine,East Village Podcasts blog, Wellington Leisure Products, North River Tugboat Museum, McGard, Masback, Boatlife, Sherwin Williams, US Borax, Wayne Reith, Knickerbocker Canoe Club, J. Cowhey & Sons, Owen Foote,Marine Spares International, Wilson Walton, CARVART,Manhattan Island Yacht Club, American Electric, Carrol Cable, IBEW Local #3, Petrocelli Electric, 164 Gold, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, Tom Flagg, Joey Briggs, Al Cafiero, Patrick and Karen McCarty, Kevin Koch, Gray Marine, Mayfair Marine, Mike the Welder, NMC, Kenseal, Karnac Von Dohln Marine, Honeywell Genesis Cable, Hussey Copper, John Foster, Mike Rosenberg,Teledyne, Laars, Sunnyside Corporation, Tullo Fuel, Tjernlund Products, Big Beam Emergency Systems, Amtrol, Dan Holohan, Henry Gifford, Frank Gerety, Goltens Marine, Danny Gans, George Vallone, Arcorp, Bondex International, Thomas and Betts, Marathon Rubber, Tullo Fuel, Watts Radiant, Standard Steam, STIHL Chain Saws, White-Rodgers,Dow Chemical, Parker Hannifin Filtration Group Racor Division, Wallace Eannance, Streamlight, Inc.Conrad Milster, Harbor Mason, Rosebrand Textiles, Norman Brouwer, Standard Steamship & Winch, Kleerdex Company, LLC – Kydex®, Phoenix Marine, Capt. Pamela Hepburn, Rich Marcione, Jim Kricker, Chetwyn and Smith, Union Dry Dock, Don Turner, Kirby Paint, Materials for the Arts, NYC Dept Cultural Affairs, Victory Fenders, Feature Systems Moen Electric, Don Burholtz, Set Recycling Hotline, Jancy Engineering Inc., Approved Towning, Council on the Environment, Green Thumb, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Allison and George Tocci, Tom Callan, Jamie Ordonez, Gary Baum, Going Coastal, Neil and Jacob Isbrandtsen, Mary Muhammad, Greenbridge of BBG, Full Bloom Organic Farms, Gateway National Park, Gary Nichols, Avaya, Bill Munks, NYC Police and Fire Departments, Dwight Demeritt,  Jamestown Distributors, Anthony Sherman, Peter Waldman, Steve Tarpin, Jim Occinno, Jennifer Place, Bob Foster, Jane Steuerawald, Kathleen Kelly, Anthony Rondinone, Adjustable Clamp,Bernadette McKeon, Karen Stechow, Taylor Made Products,Chris Cleary, Kelly Dempsey, Desmond Kovic, Alan Jacobs, Bruce Robertson Smith, David Oppenheim, East Coast Beverage, Vinnie Russo, Kamco Supply Soloco, Jerry Lerner, Postal Press, Sahadi's, Palmer Asphalt, Ken's Marine, Muralo, Air Flow Pumps, Gunther Moses, Sisters of Mercy, Columbus McKinnon, Flickinger Glass, United Newport Marine Towing, Dagoberto Perez.

Special thanks to Greg O'Connell and the O'Connell Organization.