Re: Other stuff I came across
Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
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When I was stationed in Long Beach with the U.S. Coast Guard, I
occasionally ventured down to the harbor (rare, but then I sailed a desk
for eight years). Near the Metropolitan Terminal was a large banana
dock, probably one of the main entry points to the vast California
retail market. I doubt that it was as big as the ones in Florida or New
Orleans, but an awful lot of fruit used to go up those conveyor belts.
Unfortunately, by the late 1970s it all went into trucks.
Garth G. Groff
Ed Workman wrote:
There were PFE cars dedicated to this service (That is, labelled "Banana