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The Democratic advocate. [volume] (Westminster, Md.) 1865-1972, October 05, 1917, Maryland Industrial Progress Number OF THE DEMOCRATIC ADVOCATE. AND THE BALTIMORE NEWS, Image 20

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>ity In The Country Possesses Greater Advantages
A Seaport—Deep Channel And Miles Of Dockage
And Unlimited Room For Development.
[fttimore’s ample harbor an* its many miles of waterfront, though
f developed, still presents an almost limitless virgin opportunity, and
las U is destined to make Baltimore the greatest seaport on the Ai
seaboard. Contributory to this probability is the fact that it is
| eo favorably geographically.
a dredged channel 600 feet wide and 35 feet, deep, the largest
lllnera may enter the harbor, and every facility is provided of
•age and dockage, of loading and unloading, to vessels of every
j > axe 38 miles of dockage and
rout within the present city
'■and , total of 120 miles of
■le waterfront facing at least
if of depth In the Immediate en
jjf Baltimore harbor. A uniform
hf S 5 feet is maintained up to
iprovlded for trans-Atlantic
Idps. Up to the beginning of
iar the city had expended
k> for deepening the harbor and
ft) for public wharves and docks
ferglnal or waterfront streets.
tuition, the National Government
int more than 59,000,000 In Im
the channel approaches to the
aggregate of *21,000,000. The
| Baltimore will benefit hand
| by the passage of the rivers
firbors bill of the present year,
ii means that the Curtis bay
ill will he deepened and the
-il In the Middle Branch wld
|t Is desired that the depth of
ynnel from the ocean to Spring;
and Curtis Bay shall be 80
i(3W York and Norfolk have this
/if nater and Baltimore needs
Jitter compete with those cities,
•jjest Drydock Built Herr,
; is port the Dewey, the largest
/; drydock in the world, was J
cted in 1905. Shipbuilding Is ex- j
ily engaged in and many of the
.nt vessels of this and foreign l
es. as well as some of the 1
colliers and torpedo-boat de
of the I'nited States Navy, |
Seep built here,
iogrcsß of construction is a belt ■
|ilway to cptirely encircle the:
I with facilities for switching
Jden with imported goods and i
*! for export to the. various rail
lies radiating from the city.
iGovernmcnt is now engaged I
the construction of a modern
at ion station and pier adjoin-I
boric fort McHenry.
Imodcrn and powerful fireboats
intamed on constant duty, sup-|
fled by the Harbor Board's I
Uttmore. \ police boat patrols I
■bor at all hours.
I powerful iceboats keep the 1
, open throughout the most se
jilflnters and safely convoy vos-j
and from the city.
>ly six miles of municipally
•wharfage front are in a high I
modem development. Projects |
ider way foi acquiring more |
||:e for municipal ownership and
' >ment and a system of wide.
hJ° marginal streets now nn
mst ruction. which, together
ie belt-line railway, will grea’-
dtale the hauling .and handling
commerce of the port and bring
portion of the harbor within
Accessibility of the inland ern
p industry.
F.--ies of tin modern concrete- ;
fridges linked by wide and well- I
and roadways connect J
fere city with t he rapidly (level-j
it tidewater sections of Anne
!)d and Baltimore counties. This, j
ia never street bridge, of this ;
j is an excellent example of en- ,
pig skill.
Kim id pal steam ferry operate" t
In the north and south sides of
Ichor at 20-minute Intervals,
tonm Tor Development.
Ft ton a I to near!:- six miles of
pal wharfage front there is
I the corporate limits of the city
.’and still open to .further de
tent more than 32 miles of pri
'•barfage. of which I ft miles Is
l-,d by railroad piers and docks.
Id four-tenth miles by steamship
I lies, two miles by wharf nnd
Joni panic:? and 19 miles by in
-11 concerns.
‘j port has mammoth modern
jplcvwtors with a total capacity
-A.OOO bushels. These, elevators
ksily pla/ e 2.300,000 bushels ol
jt hoard a vessel during a work-
Jv. There is a differential of
Keaths of a cent per bushel in
|jf Baltimore, as compared with
fork and Boston, on grain foi
j from the. Great Bakes region.
Jon that arriving by rail from
“test the differential is nine
-rn coa! piers equipped with
loading devices, together will
>ty's proximity to the mines
Baltimore the greatest exportei
• on the continent. The Curtis
bad pier of the Baltimore am
Railroad is on© of the targesi
®st equipped coal terminals it
prld. This pier is 800 feet ton*
sin accommodate vessels up t.
I draft. Two other piers—on
& Co.
; Commission
— ——
Baltimore, M 4.
ONES, ST. rAUf. SS7S A 557.1
> wIH move you anywhere.
■ time. Auto vans for Jong
;ance moving.
)ur Motto, “Keep Moving
rederlek and f.ouden
Baltimore. Md.
Phone, t.llmor 177 J-M.
by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
at Curtis Bay, the other by the Penn
sylvania Railroad at Clinton street
and the foot of Ninth avenue, are
equipped with every modern device
for the expeditious handling- and
transshipment of coal.
Spacious Fireproof Warehouses.
On the waterfront and elsewhere in
the city are located spacious fireproof
storage warehouses having the most
modern equipment for loading ami
unloading, elevators, heating and re
frigerating plants, etc. Certain ware
house receipts Issued by storage
! warehouse companies are negotiable
! tlnough Baltimore banking institu
j tlons.
A floating dock twelve marine rail
ways and three drydocks. the largest
of which is 62S feet long and 125 feet,
wide, ttre located in this port.
There are 19 steamship lines regu
larly engaged in Trans-Atlantic and
'other foreign trade, while many ships,
I steamers and sailing vessels come
j here to bring and carry away car
Eight local companies operate 68
steamers in the Chesapeake and
coastwise trade. Hundreds of sailing
and motor craft are owned and oper
ated in the vicinity of this port.
Waterfront Factory Sites.
| Waterfront property on deep water
'is abundantly available at a wide
j range of price, depending on its char
lacter and location. Many of the great
j industrial plants of the city’s indus
trial district occupy such sites, in
i eluding the Pcnn-Mary Steel Cnm
j pany’s vast plant, the largest steel
1 plant in America located on tide
; u ater.
I The railway lines in and entering
I Baltimore hare provided at Baltimore
I tidewater every modern facility for
j receiving, storing and shipping all
! kinds of raw materials and inanufac
j lured articles. Chief among these is
| the Baltimore and Ohio, the pioneer
|of American railroads. Of scarcely
j less importance to the development of
I the port are the Pennsylvania, the
Western Maryland and the Canton
• railroads.
Two Immense Elevators.
J The principal water-front terminal
jof tin Baltimore and Ohio is at
| Locust Point. Baltijnore. At this ter
minal the Company has two immense
grain elevators with a capacity of
2,500,000 bushels. The Ixtcusl Point
yard has a capacity of 3098 cars. A
warehouse for the storage of tobacco
is also located at this station. There
arc 12 large piers. Including an im
migration and import pier and a pier
I reserved tor exports. Modern ferry
j slips, oarfloats and powerful tugs ex
; pedite the handling of traffic.
! Minor marine terminals arc located
Jar Chase's wharf and at Kell street,
j The latter station is equipped with
jelectric motors which handle cars on
laud off the floats of tlie ferry service
j operated there. The well-equipped
! Curtis Bay coal pier belongs to this
i Company.
) in addition to Us more recently
; bulb piers, elevators and wa.reTimmes
. imm piers, nexators ami warehouse*
j on the waterfront for the handling of 1
export, import and domestic ship
ments the Western Maryland Rail
way Company recently completed its
new grain elevator at Port Coving
lon. Baltimore, that has a capacity of;
1.990,000 bushels. Great quantifies of i
coal are transhipped at its mammoth ■
coal pier at this port.
No Port Charges.
! x *> other prominent port has more j
j reasonable port costs consistent with !
i economic efficiency than Baltimore. ■
j The incidental costs are:
; „ Per foot.
Ves.-Hs drawing In feet or over.. $5 no
' *--sel.s drawing 12 to. 15 feet 4 00
\ essels drawing less than 12 f*et S 50
' be quarantine fees are;
Inspection of vessels. 1 cent per net
ton. (Minimum charge. 52.)
I here is no charge for inspection of
j The maintenance of sick from ves-
I Gibbs Preserving
I Pure Foods in Tin and Glass
2303-2325 Boston Street
Baltimore, Md.
Index Of Industries Located Along Baltimore’s Waterfront |
Relative Approximate Area Occupied By The Several Sites Is Indicated By The Size Ol The Blais As Marked,
1. Davison Chemical Company, product sulphuric acid. Plant greatly
enlarged during the past three years. Includes approximately
150 acres.
2. Chesapeake Shipbuilding Company, in progress of construction
New concern. Western capital largely interested. 50 acres.
I 2 I'nltod States Asphalt Company. Plant has grown materially In
size and volume of output. Area about 10 acres.
4. Texas Company; has also been enlarged. Plant area about 25 acres.
1 5. Martin Wagner Company, packers. Old landmark. About 25 acres.
v Prudential Oil Corporation. Established about three years and is
backed by the Anthony N. Brady estate. About 00 acres.
7. Royster Guano Company, Old-established plant. About 25 acres.
! s. Kanin Monumental Company, fertilizers. Old-established plant.
About 20 acres.
i 0. Aluminum Ore Company. New plant. About 200 acres, including
170 acres submerged reclaimable land.
10. Bartlott-Hayward Company. Established about two years. About
50 acres.
( ii. United States Animal Quarantine Station. Established by the Gov
ernment in the past five years and is the only seaport owned by the
Government permitting delivery from ships on Government prop
erty for the importation of high-bred livestock for breeding pur
poses. About, 17 acres.
12 Maryland Shipbuilding Company. An Aldred concern. About
26 acres.
S 3. Bethlehem Steel Company. Formerly Maryland Steel Company,
now greatly enlarged. See story on “Bethlehem Steel.
14 Mutual Chemical Company. One of the largest concerns in the
country of this kind. Utilizes waste material from ihc city plant.
Area about 10 acres, and will reclaim 20 more.
15. Sanford & Brooks Co., contractors and dredging. About 13 acres
and about 25 submerged land reclaimable.
! ifi. Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company. Site of new
plant as large as or larger than the one at Westport, to take care
of "Point" territory.
I 17. Henry Smith & Sons, shipbuilding. New plant. About 20 acres.
sels costs 50 cents per day. and[
vaccinations £5 cents. I ,
| Vessels under 100 net tons 515 Wj
J9OO to 4000 net tons 2.i '> j
I Each additional 1000 tons or fraction 10 0" ]
j There are no municipal port charges, j
Much Money I -eft Here.
j Although there are no municipal j
| port charges, few people outside of i
| those directly Interested appreciate j
j or know the amount of money left in
! a port by a vessel bringing in a cargo
and taking away another. The port j
bills Include pilotage, customs entry, j
brokers' fees, tonnage tax, quarau-j
tine. docking, discharging cargo, I
checking w-eights. customs clearings, j
consuls' fees, bag hire, repair of sums |
loading cargo. Inspection, wharfage, j
harbor towing, ship stores and bunker j
A ship bringing in iron ore pays'
locally 20. S cents per ton. If a cargo ,
of grain is carried away tho ship pays
in addition to the above locally 62.5
cents per ton; coal. 43.5 cents; gen
eral merchandise, 95.5 cents. The
average port costs for entrance and
clearing is 94.7 cents per ton. Every
call of a 5000-ton ship contributes to
the port of call $4733.
J FOX’S for Mules j
20-26 S. Paca St. I
• Largest Horse and Mule I
Dealers in the State.
J 18 Mann Shipbuilding Company. Old concern vith new location and
new capital. About 75 acres.
19. Baltimore Shipbuilding and Drydocks Company. concern.
About 30 acres. *
20. Coastwise Shipbuilding Company. Area about 15 acre*
21. The Western Maryland's Port Covington terminals
i 22. Weyerheuser Lumber Company, eastern branch of the largest
lumber operating concern in the world.
23. Eurst-Clark Construction Company. Makes concrete scows,
j 24. Ellicott Machine Corporation. Covers about 1 5 acres.
25. United Stales Industrial Alcohol Company. About 5o acres.
, 26. Pennsylvania Railroad Terminals at Canton,
j 27. Baltimore anti Ohio Railroad at Locust Point.
28. Packing houses on Boston street. |
i 29. Canton railroad terminals. ’
j 30. Pennsylvania Railroad Grain Elevator No 3.
! 31. Arundel Sand and Gravel Company,
j 32. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Curtis Bay terminals.
33. American Refactories Company. Makes clay for steel ovens, i j
Formerly used Austrian clay, but now from Western States,
j 34. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Curtis Bay terminals.
35. Standard Phosphate Company.
36. Republic Distilling Company.
i 37. Land development, housing facilities for Sparrows Point, building
i 3S. Canton Company warehouses.
39. Tin Decorating Company. New building: largest and lines; plant
of its kind in the world.
40. Pennsylvania Railroad Boston street coal terminals,
j 41. Baugh & Sous fertilizer works.
42. American Agricultural Chemical Company, fertilizer works.
43. Baltimore Copper Smelting and Rolling Company. Product over
*•546.000.000 annually.
44. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, new branch lino to Sparrows Point.
45. Pennsylvania Railroad, new branch line to Sparrows Point.
1 46. Dundalk Land Company, erecting houses for Sparrows Point
development. S
I 47. Lazaretto Light. i
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if A Baltimore I louse That Leads the j
if World in Decorated Tin Box Output |
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Johnston Line
Baltimore to Liverpool
Johnston Line Foreign Agency Limited
M W M.IM. IMK|,( |, m
Donaldson Line
Baltimore to Glasgow
Atlantic Transport
Baltimore to Havre
Bine Cross Line
Baltimore to Newcastle, Bordeaux,
Dunkirk and Other Ports
Scandinavia n-
American Line
To Copenhagen, Christiania, Stettin,
Baltic and Russian Ports
ii m.tmioim;, mi.
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