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Storage warehouses

Name of warehouse. Bellingham warehouse No. 2 Bellingham warehouse No. 3

Bellingham warehouse No. 4
Location.

South Bellingham, at foot of Bennett Ave...-- South Bellingham, at foot of Bennett Ave. South Bellingham, at foot of Bennett Ave.
Owned by.
Bellingham Warehouse Co.
Bellingham Warehouse Co.

Bellingham Warehouse Co.
Operated by
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Kind of storage
Dry.
Dry

Dry.
Commodities stored.
General cargo and canned fish..
General cargo and canned fish.

General cargo and canned fish.
Cold-storage facilities.
None.
None.

None.
Construction of warehouse:
Type of construction..
Wood.
Wood..

Brick.
Number of stories.
1..
1..

2 and 3.
Height between floors (feet) 10.

12. Total floor area (square feet). 15,330.

26,250. Total capacity (cubic feet)---- 153,330.

315,000.
Allowable floor load (pounds 500.

1st, 700; others, 400.
per square foot).
Transfer between ship and ware-
house:
Method.
Hand trucks.
Hand trucks.

Hand trucks.
Equipment in warebouse.
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Hand trucks and electric elevators.
Fire protection. -

City service, extinguishers, chemical trucks, City service, extinguishers, chemical trucks, City service, extinguishers, chemical trucks,
and hydrants.
and hydrants.

and hydrants.
Name of warehouse.
Pacific American Fisheries warehouse No. 7

Quackenbush warehouse

Whatcom County Dairymen's Association
Location.
South Bellingham, at foot of Fourth St. Inner end of Whatcom Creek Waterway, on 1815 Ellis St., approximately 1 mile from water

Chestnut and Central Ave.

front.
Owned by
Pan American Fisheries, Inc.
L. B. Quackenbush.

Whatcom County Dairymen's Association.
Operated by.

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Kind of storage
Dry
Dry

Cold.
Commodities stored.
Private.
Paper.

Fruit and berries.
Cold-storage facilities.
None..

Direct expansion ammonia system, cork insu

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Construction of warehouse:
Type of construction..
Tile
Wood

Brick.
Number of stories.
1..
1 and basement.

3.
Height between floors (feet), 30.

Basement, 7; 1st, 16.

18.
Total floor area (square feet) - 67,600.

10,100.
Total capacity (cubic feet)--- 2,000,000

122,000.
Allowable floor load (pounds 1,000.

1,000.
per square foot).
Transfer between ship and ware-
house:
Method.
Hand trucks and gasoline tractors.
Ship's tackle and hand trucks..

Motor truck.
Equipment in warehouse
Hand trucks.
Hand trucks.

Freight elevator and 3 stackers.
Fire protection.
City service, extinguishers, chemical truck, City service..

City service.
and hydrants.
Remarks..
The Bellingham Warehouse Co. operates a

Equipped as commercial ice manufacturing section of this warehouse for public storage.

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BULK FREIGHT STORAGE

The only facilities in Bellingham especially designed for the storage of bulk cargoes are those provided at the port commission pier, for the storage of lumber and lumber products. An uncovered area of 45,000 square feet is available there for this purpose. The port commission maintains gasoline-powered stackers, tractors, trucks, and trailers for handling in the storage space, the loading and unloading operations being provided by ship's tackle.

DRYDOCKS AND MARINE RAILWAYS

There are no drydocks at Bellingham. The Bellingham Marine Ways (Wrang Shipyard), located on Squalicum Creek Waterway, has two marine ways. The larger of these ways has a 110-foot cradle, 30 feet wide, at the top of the keel blocks, with depths over the keel blocks of 8 feet forward and 12 feet aft, capable of lifting 300 tons and accommodating vessels up to 108 feet in length. The smaller way has a cradle 60 feet long, 24 feet wide, at the top of the keel blocks, with depths of 5 feet forward and 8 feet aft. The lifting capacity of this way is 100 tons, vessels up to 65 feet in length being accommodated.

Rates charged for the use of the above-described marine ways are based upon the length of vessels, the rate for dock days being 35 cents per lineal foot and of lay days, 9 cents per lineal foot, with a minimum charge of $10.

The Pacific American Fisheries, Inc., has recently installed a marine way adjacent to its plant on the South Bellingham water front. This way has a cradle 100 feet long with a width of 18 feet at the top of the keel blocks. This facility is available to vessels of the owner only.

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MARINE REPAIR PLANTS

The Bellingham Marine Ways (Wrang Shipyard) operates a marine repair plant on Squalicum Creek Waterway. This plant is equipped to make repairs to wood and steel vessels, hulls, engines, boilers, and dynamos and also operates marine ways.

The Cliff Motor Co., also located on Squalicum Creek Waterway, operates a complete machine shop, specializing in repairs to gasoline and Diesel engines.

FLOATING EQUIPMENT The Bellingham Tug & Barge Co. operates towboats for towing purposes from its base on the north side of Whatcom Creek Waterway. This fleet consists of 13 towboats, varying in length from 32 to 153 feet, with beams of 9.5 to 26 feet and drafts ranging from 3.5 to 16.5 feet. The indicated horsepower of these towboats varies from 20 to 1,500, 2 being equipped with high pressure pumps and firefighting

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apparatus. Charges for their use are based on rates prevailing geserally on Puget Sound.

The Bellingham Builders Supply Co., also located on the north side of the waterway, operates one open scow 75 feet long with a 22-foot beam, a loaded draft of 6 feet, and has 100 tons cargo capacity. Tus scow is used in transporting sand, gravel, and coal by the owner, bei is also for lease.

Three covered scows, each 110 feet long with a 34-foot beam, : loaded draft of 7 feet, and 400 tons cargo capacity, are owned and operated as lumber lighters by the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills.

None of the above-described scows are equipped with mechanical handling facilities.

WRECKING AND SALVAGE FACILITIES

There are no facilities in Bellingham for wrecking and salvage operations. The nearest salvage companies are located in Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.

RADIO STATIONS

The city of Bellingham municipal police department maintains a radio station, call letters KACK, operating on a frequency of 2414 kilocycles. The Washington State police operate station KNFK for emergency service.

AIRPORTS AND AIR LINES

Graham Field, a commercial airport, is situated 1% miles northwest of the city

There is no scheduled air service at Bellingham. Special or charter service is furnished by the Graham Air Lines, Inc.

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The port of Bellingham, Wash., is served by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, the Great Northern Railway, and Northern Pacific Railway, all of which are described under the port of Everett, page 29.

FACILITIES FOR INTERCHANGE BETWEEN RAIL AND WATER

The port of Bellingham dock, the citizens dock, the Quackenbush dock, and the dock of the Bellingham Warehouse Co., in South Bellingham are the only wharves in Bellingham which are used for commercial purposes. The port of Bellingham dock is served by a private

The spur through which connections can be made by all railroads entering the city. There are no tracks on the other two commercial wharves. The city dock is, however, served by a spur track of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad which is located at its street end. The wharf and warehouses of the Bellingham Warehouse Co. are served by both the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway.

While the Great Northern tracks extend along the entire water front they serve only those wharves on the South Bellingham shore, extending from the plant of the Bellingham Canning Co. to that of the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Co. The Northern Pacific Railway serves the plant of the Bellingham Warehouse Co. Tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad serve practically all wharves and industrial companies north of and including the plant of the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Co., the plant of the Olympic Portland Cement Co. being connected with that system by a private spur.

SWITCHING

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. For movement of all traffic between published industries on the Chicago, Milwaukee. St. Paul & Pacific Railroad and interchange tracks of the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway and the Puget Sound Light and Power Co., when in connection with a line haul, a rate of $2.70 per car applies. On nonline-haul traffic the rate is $5.85 per car. For movement of all traffic received from or delivered to boats

The terrninal charges given in this section of the report do not reflect the increases authorized by Ex Parte I. C. C.'s 115 or 123.

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Piers, wharves, and docks (except dry docks)

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