The MARY A. WHALEN, our 172-foot historic tanker, is available for photo, film and TV shoots. The ship is discreetly located in the Atlantic Basin, next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, in Red Hook, Brooklyn (directions). She can also be moved for shoots. Location fees benefit PortSide NewYork, the non-profit based on the ship.
The last of her kind, the MARY is under restoration, and is an atmospheric nautical location. Several aspects of the ship design allow for shooting from outside the space, and make the MARY easier to shoot on than many ships. Key site and ship features include:
Magnificent views, lots of off-street parking near the ship.
Multiple exterior decks on several levels. Uncluttered 90’ main deck, foredeck, boat deck, bridge deck.
Spaces with skylights that open or can be removed, allowing lighting or camera booms to work from outside
Roomy captain’s cabin with portholes accessible on four sides to help with lighting and shooting angles
Large wheelhouse with shooting access on three sides from bridge deck (porch-like surround)
Galley (kitchen), a half circle 31.5’ wide that can be shot through portholes from an exterior catwalk
Gritty engine room
For inquiries, please contact our fantastic location manager at Sallie Slate Productions.