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Dimensions.
Depth of water, m. 1. 1. w...
Berthing space avilable-
Width of apron
Deck above m. 1. l. w...
Capacity per square foot.

Lighted or unlighted.
Transit sheds on pier.

Type of construction
Length and width.
Total floor area..
Number of floors.
Allowable floor load per square

Lighted or unlighted.
Mechanical handling facilities

Description:

foot.

Feet
Feet

Feet
973 feet.
400 feet.

250

250

60+60 30-26 feet 16 feet.

22
23-16

23
973 feet.
400 feet.

250

250
Open.
Open.

15 feet.
20.72 feet
16 feet.

16 feet.
450 pounds.
400 pounds.

400 pounds.
Lighted.
Lighted

Lighted.
None.
None.

1.
Frame.
170 by 75 feet.
12,750 square feet.
1.
400 pounds.

Lighted.
1 20-ton steam locomotive crane, 45-foot reach; None.

1 2-ton fixed electric marine elevator in transit
2 5,000-pound gasoline-electric lift trucks; 1

shed.
7,500-pound gasoline-electric Hi Piler; 1
12,800-pound gasoline lumber carrier; and
1 1,500-pound gasoline car loader.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific R. R.; do.

None.
1 710-foot track on wharf and 1 263-foot
track on apron.
Various..
San Juan Transportation Co.

Local Puget Sound lines.
None for vessels.
City service available to vessels at city rates City service available to vessels, terms by ar-

rangements. City service, hydrants, and extinguishers. City service.

City service. None for vessels. None for vessels.

None for vessels.

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Steamship lines using terminal.
Water supply-
Fire protection.
Electric current.

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Description:

Dimensions
Depth of water, m. I. I. w.
Berthing space available.
Width of apron,
Deck above m. l. l. w
Capacity per square foot.

Lighted or unlighted.
Transit sheds on pier..
Mechanical handling facilities.
Railway connections..
Steamship lines using terminal.
Water supply..
Fire protection.
Electric current.

200 feet.
18 feet.
200 feet...
Open.
15 feet..
500 pounds.
Lighted.
None..

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Feet

Feet 145 feet

40

360
18 feet.

18
145 feet.

360
Open...

Open.
16 feet.

16 feet.
500 pounds.

500 pounds.
Lighted.

Lighted.
None.

None.
.do...

1 20-ton traveling electric straight-line gantry

crane, normal operating load 7 tons. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific R. R.; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific R. R.; 1 245-foot track in rear of wharf.

1 260-foot surface track in rear of wharf.
None..

None.
None for vessels.

None for vessels.
City service.

City service. None for vessels.

None for vessels.

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Piers, wharves, and docks (except dry docks)

Reference number on map
Name...

19
Port of Bellingham main dock

20 Olympic Portland Cement pier

Location on water front...

Owned by.
Operated by.
Purpose for which used..

North side of Squalicum Crook Off Marietta Road, 42 mile north of
Waterway.

Squalicum Creek Waterway, on Bel.

lingham Bay.
Port of Bellingham..

Olympic Portland Cement Co.
Port of Bellingham Commis- Do.

sion.
Public; overbauling nets and Private; sbipment of cement and coal.

other gear by purse seine

fishermen. Open pile wharf, timber deck. Open pile pier and trestle approach.

Type of construction....

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Description:

Feet

Feet Feet Feet Dimensions. 1,430 feet.

120

240 50 1,600 x 25. Depth of water, m. l. l. w... 15-0 feet...

14

14 14 Berthing space available. 1,300 feet.

120

240 Width of apron. Open...

Open. Deck above m. l. ). w. 16 feet.

17 feet. Capacity per square foot. 300 pounds.

500 pounds. Lighted or unlighted. Partly lighted.

Lighted. Transit sheds on pier..

None..

None. Mechanical handling facilities... do..

1 16-ton steam locomotive crane, 30-foot

reach, and 2 steam switching locomo

tives. Railway connections....

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific

& Pacific R. R.; 1 800-foot R. R.; 3 tracks full length of approach spur in rear of wharf.

and pier. Steamship lines using terminal. Puget Sound freight lines. Puget Sound vessels and barges. Water supply-...

City water available to ves- None for vessels.

sels without charge. Fire protection.

City service...

None. Electric current.

None for vessels. Lighting..

A. C., 110-volt, single-phase,

60 cycle, 5 cents per kilo-
watt-hour.

HOISTING FACILITIES

The hoisting facilities for heavy lifts at the port of Bellingham are owned and operated by private interests and are not generally available for public use.

The Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills, located at the foot of Alder Street, operate one 5-ton electric hammerhead crane with a 50-foot reach and two 5-ton steam hoists. These facilities are located at a pier having 1,600 feet of berthing space with depths of water alongside ranging from 16 to 30 feet at mean lower low water. A detailed description of the pier and railroad connections is shown on page 78, reference number 7 on map.

The Puget Sound Pulp & Timber Co., on the south side of Whatcom Creek Waterway, operates one 20-ton steam locomotive crane with a 45-foot reach. A total of 973 feet of berthing space is available with depths of water alongside ranging from 26 to 30 feet at mean lower low water. See reference number 10, page 79, for a complete description.

The Bellingham Builders Supply Co., on the north side of Whatcom Creek Waterway, operates one 20-ton electric straight-line gantry crane. The wharf has 360 feet of berthing space with depth of water alongside of 18 feet at lowest tide. Reference number 15, page 80, gives a complete description.

The Olympic Portland Cement Co., located on the north side of Bellingham Bay, operates one 16-ton steam locomotive crane with a 30-foot reach. This crane operates on a pier with trestle approach approximately 1,600 feet in length. The pier has a total berthing

. space of 360 feet with a depth at mean lower low water of 14 feet. See reference number 20, page 82, for a detailed description.

GRAIN ELEVATORS

There is one grain elevator in the port of Bellingham. It is a concrete, wood, and steel structure owned by the Bellingham port commission and located on the port commission pier. As the elevator is under lease and operated by the Washington Cooperative Egg & Poultry Association, its facilities are not available to the public. Storage capacity is limited to 1,800 bushels of bulk and 3,000 bushels of sacked grain. Bulk grain is taken from vessels by ship's tackle and clamshell bucket to a hopper at the dock edge which in turn feeds & conveyor running below the deck of the dock to the elevator. The conveyor has a capacity of 120 tons per hour. No provision has been made to handle bulk grain either from elevator to vessel or from car to elevator.

STORAGE WAREHOUSES There are several private companies operating storage warehouses on the Bellingham water front. These warehouses afford facilities for dry storage of general merchandise and canned fish, and all are equipped to transfer cargo direct between vessels and storage.

The Bellingham Warehouse Co., located on the South Bellingham water front at the foot of Bennett Street, operates three storage warehouses with a total floor area of 52,000 square feet. This company also maintains space for public storage at the foot of Fourth Street.

The Quackenbush warehouse, located near the inner end of Whatcom Creek Waterway, provides 41,250 square feet of floor space.

Cold-storage facilities are available at the plant of the Whatcom County Dairymen's Association, located at 1815 Ellis Street, approximately 1 mile from the water front. This plant is equipped with a direct expansion ammonia system, has 10,100 square feet of floor space, and a total storage capacity of 122,000 cubic feet.

Detailed description of the warehouses and equipment is given in the following table:

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