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Classification Ships
Object ID 1995-001-785
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption Ships Loading in Westport
Description Schooners loading by wire chute at one of the two chutes in Westport.
Westport was one of the busiest shipping points in Mendocino County from 1860 to 1895. When the wharf on the right was finished, two schooners could lay side by side while being loaded. This port was one of the most dangerous on the entire Pacific Coast and many wrecks occurred here.
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1895
Print size 16 cm x 11 cm
Credit line Emery Escola Collection
Search Terms Westport, California
Subjects Chutes
Sailing ships
Ships
Wharves
Related Publications Van Bueren, Thad M., "Belonging to Places: the Evolution of Coastal Communities and Landscapes between Ten Mile River and Cotteneva Creek".