Coal Pier River View

© Michelle Alton

Coal Pier River View

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Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe April 04, 2020

Excellent capture of this windsurfer at evening. Love the sport myself Great POV and comp. A FAV <>< #11799834

Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe April 04, 2020

This is not the image that I placed the comment on??? What is going on?? #11799835

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 04, 2020

Excellent perspective and city capture Rudi! Hopefully we get back to these activities soon! #11799836

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Kenny Metro level-classic April 04, 2020

ERROR SOMEWHERE??? #11799838

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Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe April 04, 2020

yeah it is #11799840

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 04, 2020

Thanks for the comments, anyway! :o) #11799841

Oscar J. Pung level-classic April 04, 2020

Great photo and very cool idea Martha! #11799842

Oscar J. Pung level-classic April 04, 2020

Something is gone haywire at BP but not your photo Tammy. Wonderful composition and colors! #11799843

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Description


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Was taken to this incredible place last week, between two news shoots in the Port Richmond Area of Philadelphia.
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Extending 875 feet into the river, Pier 18 was used for loading of coal and ore from river barges to railroad cars. As recently as 1968, the pier sprouted a six-story steel tower called a McMyler side car dumper, which has been demolished.
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It was once the primary terminal for Pennsylvania’s vast coal output.
In 1981, a Historic Resource Protection Plan by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission described elements of the Richmond Coal Wharves site as candidates for historic status, including piers like Pier 18.
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This was a scary place and I would not recommend going there alone--but what a haven for graffiti artists and photographers!
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In this shot you can see part of the graffiti-encrusted former elevated railway where coal from river barges would be loaded onto railroad cars.
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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on March 20, 2012


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