Carnes and Alfred: Shipwrights in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Carnes and Alfred: Shipwrights in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This is an eight-part essay about 19th century Greenpoint’s transformation from isolated farmland into a center of shipbuilding and waterborne commerce. In it, I interweave the story of our neighborhood’s earliest industrialization with my own family history, focusing on my great, great-grandfather, Carnes Eddey – a shipwright from Greenpoint.

The series was written for Brooklyn’s Greenpoint News.

 

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5    Part 6    Part 7    Part 8

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