J2664

Commending Carolina Salguero upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the New York Harbor Historic Ship Steward of Excel...

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  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2664


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Carolina Salguero upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the New York Harbor Historic Ship
Steward of Excellence by the National Maritime Historical Society, on
May 21, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Carolina Salguero has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Carolina
Salguero upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the New
York Harbor Historic Ship Steward of Excellence by the National Maritime
Historical Society; this noteworthy distinction was celebrated on Tues-
day, May 21, 2013, aboard the MARY A. WHALEN, at Pier 11, Atlantic
Basin, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, The May 21st festivities also celebrated the 50th anniversary
of the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS), and the 75th anni-
versary of the MARY A. WHALEN; and
WHEREAS, The NMHS is the national voice for America's maritime herit-
age; it helps to raise awareness of our Nation's history and the role
seafaring has played in shaping the United States of America along with
the rest of the world; and
WHEREAS, Carolina Salguero, Founder and Director of PortSide New York,
a nonprofit in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, received the NMHS Award
of Excellence for her work with the MARY A. WHALEN, a former oil tanker
on the National Register of Historic Places that, since 2006, has served
as the base of operations for PortSide New York; and
WHEREAS, The MARY A. WHALEN is the only former oil tanker in the
world that is used as a maritime center for education, cultural events,
and advocacy; and
WHEREAS, Carolina Salguero was born in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and
spent her teen years in New England; after graduating magna cum laude
from Yale University with majors in Art and American Studies, she worked
around the world as a freelance documentary photographer and writer,
covering some of the most troubled locations on the globe; and
WHEREAS, Since 1998, Carolina Salguero has been researching, document-
ing, boating, and advocating on behalf of New York City's waterfront; in
2002, she completed a two and a half year project on the city's tugboats
for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, which introduced her to the working waterfront;
and
WHEREAS, Carolina Salguero supervised the haul-out and restoration of
the MARY A. WHALEN in the winter of 2007, and has helmed PortSide's
diverse mix of innovative programs relating to water issues, waterfront
history, maritime preservation and community revitalization ever since;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Carolina Salguero has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Carolina Salguero has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Carolina Salguero upon the occasion of her designation as recip-
ient of the New York Harbor Historic Ship Steward of Excellence by the
National Maritime Historical Society; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Carolina Salguero.

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