8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
City of Oakland

Oakland's 7th Avenue Terminal, seen from the air, projects into San Francisco Bay like a tadpole. It roughly parallels the Bay Bridge (not shown), which would be off to the right of the photo. Three cargo ships are tied up at the dock, one on the nose of the terminal, and the other two on opposite sides. Cargo cranes are at the northeast side of the docks, leaving the other ships to load cargo with their own cranes. A few cargo sheds are on the terminal, but the vast majority of the picture at center is taken up by trucks (parked diagonally) and rows of containers. A typewritten description is on the back of the photo; it reads: " The Port of Oakland's 140-acre, $32 million Seventh Street Terminal is the largest maritime facility ever constructed on San Francisco Bay. Its development provided the impetus for Oakland's emergence as the second largest containerized cargo port in the world, behind only the Port of New York Port Authority."

Used: City of Oakland

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