Re: West India Fruit & Steamship #106 and #321

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Were those "banana docks" in LA and San Francisco actually named or otherwise designated as such?
The one in San Francisco was built by SP and was near the commercial warehouse, the Terminal Building, owned by the railroad just south of China Basin. I don't know if the dock itself had its own name. There are photos of the facility in the PFE book, page 372. Likewise in Los Angeles, I know of records of PFE using old reefers for (uniced) transport of bananas from San Pedro (Los Angeles Harbor) into downtown LA and beyond, but don't know what name the dock might have had. In the PFE book, it's stated that Northern Pacific served a banana dock in Seattle (p. 373).

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