Portland Waterfront: Mid Twentieth Century

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Extra storage tank. Good while it lasts.


Bird's eye view. Good old O Dock in the good old days. "Tip it, and ship it!" A boxcar tipper (now extinct, Thank God!).

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West side, McCormick Pier
Now it's all condos.
Leveling the wheat cargo on a liberty ship. Shooting wheat down into the tween decks of a liberty ship. Down comes the old house at Irving.
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more Irving,


more Irving, more Irving. A very cool picture from the Portland version of On the Waterfront. Irving again.
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Ship pulls away from UP dock. Loading wheat the old fashioned way, The State ship weigher kept track of handtruck loads in a note book with a pencil. County Sheriff zips past O Dock in the days of the old warehouse. Bird's eye view of Municipal Terminal No. 4.
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The T4 truck tipper. Many a long and boring day I spent weighing truck loads of grain in this manner.


O Dock after the warehouse fire. O Dock still smoldering. Notice the unfinished Memorial Coliseum. O Dock being rebuilt.
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O Dock, AKA Globe, and LDC. O Dock fire of 1960, image 1. O Dock fire, image 2. O Dock fire, image 3.
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O Dock fire, image 4. Before the fire. The old neighborhood above O Dock. "O Dock"

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