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Steamboat Landing, Below Canal Street Ferry, 1905-1910

In this photograph the Ferry is approaching its terminal, where a group of people await its arrival. There is a small vessel at the wharf in between the ferry landing and the first in the row of steamboats (the J. H. Menge). Much of the steamboat landing itself appears to be covered by a small sheds, quite different from the typical scene of cotton bales and sugar barrels stacked on the open wharf. Perhaps these were precursors of the present-day covered wharfs. In the foreground are portions of the Poydras Street Wharf and its cargo handling apparatus. The steeples of St. Louis Cathedral are also visible in the distance as are some more modern oceangoing steamships.

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