DESTRUCTIVE PIER FIRE IN WEEHAWKEN An inferno blazes into the night as a fire breaks on out on a railroad pier in Weehawken, New Jersey, one of the most expensive and damaging fires in the history of NYC. Fire teams from all over the state arrive to battle the destructive fire.
Date: January 8, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, With Audio
WHEAT STORED IN MOTHBALL FLEET With grain elevators glutted, 30 million bushels of surplus wheat find storage space on freighters of the mothball fleet, laid up at Northwestern piers in case of future need.
LONGSHOREMAN'S STRIKE LEAVES DOCKS IDLE The piers at ports from Maine to Texas lay idle during the Longshoreman's strike. Snow piles up on unattended loads. Passenger's on cruise ships arriving at the docks have to handle their own luggage. The ship the Argentina lays idle as the members of the Seaman's Union refuse to cross the picket lines and all ship flying American flags remain docked.
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