Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Shipfax will take a break for Christmas.
Christmas is often a time of reflection on days gone by. The following photo is certainly that.
September 11, 1969, the ship Hanseatic has brought in a cargo of fisheries salt to the A.M.Smith dock on the Halifax waterfront. The salt is unloaded by wheeled buckets that are then trundled along a runway on the roof of the building and dumped into the warehouse, or by clam shell buckets dumped into hoppers built on the roof then loaded by conveyor belt into the wheeled buckets.
Smith's wharf is now part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Dalhousie University holds the archives of the A.M.Smith company, and summary of its history may be found here:  http://www.library.dal.ca/DUASC/FindingAids/MS_4_23/


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