Photo of the Week 168: 100 Years
General Steamship Corporation celebrates our 100th year of service. From our humble beginnings as a small shipping line based in San Francisco, CA to the large port agency network that we are today, we would like to take a moment to look back on our rich history over the past century.
Pier 39 – San Francisco, CA 1920. Our founding location.
Horses arrive at LA Harbor General Steamship Corp Wilmington, CA office pictured. Circa 1940.
General Steamship Seattle Office – 1930s.
Christmas Flood of 1964-65 – Portland, OR. The Christmas flood of 1964 was "the most severe rainstorm to ever occur over central Oregon, and among the most severe over western Oregon since the late 1870s", according to the National Weather Service office in Portland. Pictured is General Steamship Corporation’s “Ocean Terminals” warehouse along the Willamette River in Portland, OR. In the background is Portland’s Steel Bridge along with the current day Louis Dreyfus grain elevator.
Fire Boat No. 1 – Commissioned August 1, 1919. Wilmington, CA.
Pan American China Clipper flies over San Francisco harbor, circa 1935. General Steamship pier and shed are seen below right of aircraft. (photo by Clyde Sunderland, courtesy of Tor Welch).
Various Mail from worldwide customers.
Photo(s) provided by Evan Jones on 2019-03-27