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DE PARTMENT OF THE ARMY

AND
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PORT SERIES No. 31

(REVISED 1951)

THE PORTS OF OAKLAND,
ALAMEDA, AND RICHMOND
AND PORTS ON SAN PABLO BAY, CARQUINEZ
STRAIT, AND MARE ISLAND STRAIT, CALIF

PREPARED BY

THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS

AND

THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

DEN

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON, 1953

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.

Price $2.00 (paper cover)

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PART I

(Prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors)

Oakland-
Alameda
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Richmond
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San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, and Mare Island Strait

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Port and Harbor Conditions:

General Description of San Francisco Bay and Entrance...
Location and General Description.....
Harbor and Channel Improvements by the United States..
Harbor and Channel Improvements by Local Interests...
Tides and Tidal Currents.
Anchorages...

The Regulations.
Bridges...
Weather Conditions.

Fire Protection...
Port and Harbor Facilities:
Riers, Wharves, and Docks -

Oakland Harbor.
Alameda Harbor.
Emeryville and Berkeley..
Coal Bunkering and Coal Handling Facilities.

Oil Bunkering and Oil Handling Facilities.
Hoisting Facilities..

Ashore.....

Afloat.
Grain Elevators.
Storage Warehouses.
Bulk Storage.
Marine Repair Plants, Dry Docks, and Marine Railways.
Floating Equipment...

Wrecking and Salvaging Facilities.
Port and Terminal Services and Charges:

Pilotage..
Towage.
Running Lines.
Service Charge.
Dockage. .
Wharfage.
Loading and Unloading..
Storage (Wharf Demurrage).
Terminal Use or Transfer Charge.

Miscellaneous Charges...
Transportation Services and Rates:
Modes of Transportation....
Barge Lines, River Steamers, and Car Ferries.

Water Carrier Freight Rates.
Railroads...

Rail Trackage.
Railroad Freight Rates.
Switching and Switching Absorptions.
Yard Capacities.
Car Demurrage..

Diversion and Reconsignment.
Freight Forwarders...
Motor Freight Transportation.

Motor Carrier Freight Rates.

Airports and Air Transportation.
Commerce..
Summary..
Alphabetical List of Piers, Wharves, and Docks.
Alphabetical List of Storage Warehouses..

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Port Customs and Regulations:

Federal Services...
Local Rules and Regulations.
Port Administration..

Oakland....

Alameda..
Port Labor and Methods Employed In Handling Cargo:

Labor...
Maximum Sling Loads Allowable..
Methods Employed in Handling Cargo.

Oakland.......

Al ameda.
Essential Trade Routes and Steamship Services:

Foreign Trade Houtes..
Steamship Services.

Steamship Conferences.
Territory Tributary..
Summary...

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