A Waterfront at Work

A Waterfront at Work (HM24ZL)

Location: Astoria, OR 97103 Clatsop County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 11.379', W 123° 49.572'

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Before the fire of 1922, much of downtown Astoria was built on pilings over the river. People built out from the original hilly shoreline, creating a level commercial district with access to the water.

Every type of business might be located over the river: hotels and taverns, churches and fish canneries, lumberyards, and a railroad depot.

Naturally, the riverfront was — and is — the workplace for people in the maritime trades. Official business like customs, public health, and pilotage; transportation via ferry, launch, and steamboats; loading and unloading ship cargoes; boatbuilding, shipbuilding, and other maritime enterprises dominated the waterfront.
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HM NumberHM24ZL
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Placed ByCity of Astoria
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Date Added Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 436244 N 5115450
Decimal Degrees46.18965000, -123.82620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 11.379', W 123° 49.572'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 11' 22.74" N, 123° 49' 34.32" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Astoria Riverwalk, Astoria OR 97103, US
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