Portland Waterfront: Late Twentieth Century

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View seen from hiding place under O Dock.


Moody old river. There is a certain industrial, utilitarian beauty to some of it. Vancouver Anchorage.
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Poor underpaid Chinese sailor is forced to risk his life because some idiot inspector thought he saw some scaling rust. Waterfront ingenuity. A zucchini bong found on path to water taxi at Terminal 6. Water taxi in Vancouver anchorage on the Columbia. Big Pink meets Big Black Steel.
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A view from the head house (top) of the O Dock grain elevator.


A view from the bin tops of the O Dock elevator. The can. O Dock. Ingenius window made by poking hole and globbing Plexiglass on with silicone. O Dock.
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The gapping hold of a bulker. Ladder into the hold of a bulker. A foggy day. NHK line bulk carrier.
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Oops! The grain car tipped over. The carp were well fed that day.


Oops! The metal tank blew some rivets. The pigeons ate until they could no longer fly. Full ship, level to dock.
Empty ship, up high above dock.
Mind the gap!
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Hatch covers standing open, waiting for inspection. Ship takes on bunkers (fuel oil). Under the board walk. Terminal 5 at the mouth of the Willamette, missed by Lewis and Clark until their return trip.
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Vancouver Anchorage. View from the top. The view from CLD Irving control room. Through the Broadway bridge

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