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On the Waterfront: 1900

On the Waterfront: 1900

New York City circa 1900. "Shipping at East River docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Based on the position of the towers on the then brand-new Park Row Building near the left of the photo, and the fact that the Brooklyn Bridge is out of view on the right, I would place this near the East River end of Maiden Lane or Wall Street.

H.B. Moore Jr.

The tugboat H.B. Moore Jr. was part of the "Dalzell Fleet." She struck the ferry steamer "Wyoming" in 1909, with minor damage to the tug and none to the ferry. I guess New York harbor traffic was as bad as land traffic is now.

Earl of Dunmore

This appears to be another view of the Earl of Dunmore, previously seen at Nautical New York: 1900: the paint and portholes match.

Does anyone know where this pier was on the Manhattan waterfront?

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