PRINS FREDERIK HENDRIK Unloading, May 29, 1952

Prins Frederik Hendrik Unloading, May 29, 1952

Here we see the unloading of steel bars from the Prins Frederik Hendrik directly onto rail cars at the Marine Docks on May 29,1952.  The Prins Frederik Hendrik has previously been highlighted in this exhibit, loading boxed jeeps.  Foreign vessels were common callers at the Port of Toledo, taking manufactured goods to Europe and bringing supplies in from the continent.  The Prins Frederik Hendrik was built specifically for the Great Lakes – European trade route with a limited length (258’) allowing transit along the New York State Barge Canal (the successor of the Erie Canal).

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