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Classification Photography
Ships
Object ID 2000-06-1520-11
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption Wharf at Westport
Description View of the wharf in Westport looking west; a steam schooner waiting to load lumber.
Westport was one of the busiest shipping points on the coast from 1860 - 1895. Many vessels were wrecked there.
Photograph printed from the original 5 x 7 glass plate.
Date c.1920
Print size 17 cm x 13 cm
Photographer Perley Maxwell
Credit line Emery Escola Collection
Search Terms Westport
Dogholes
Subjects Chutes
Wharves
People Maxwell, Perley, 1869 - 1931
Related Publications Jackson, Walter A., "The Doghole Schooners."
Sullenberger, Martha, "Dogholes and Donkey Engines: A Historical Resources Study of Six State Park System Units on the Mendocino Coast."