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  Aerial view of the Port of Redwood City.

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Caption:   Aerial view of the Port of Redwood City - looking west (1966). As Redwood Creek gradually silted in, a plan for a modern deep-water port was developed farther east towards the bay entrance. In 1935, a harbor bond issue was approved by voters and matching funds were obtained from the federal government. The creek channels were dredged and larger piers were built along sections that parallel what is now Seaport Blvd. The first cargo ship steamed into the Port of Redwood City in 1937, and the Port has operated independently and profitably since that date. The Ideal Cement plant is shown in the foreground of this photograph, and the salt pile belonging to the Leslie Salt Company is at center.
Photo Date:   1966
  Redwood City Public Library

Ships & Boats

Harbors & Wharves -- Redwood City, Calif.

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