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Series: G68.1 Image#: 068 Date: 09-23-1980
President Jimmy Carter (center in hard hat) made Continental Grain his first Tacoma stop on September 23, 1980. He was accompanied to the grain terminal by many Democratic politicians and supporters including State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Jim McDermott, Pierce County Commissioner Joe Stortini, and labor leader Marvin Williams. Judith Parker, wife of Tacoma Mayor Mike Parker, is also pictured above. President Carter made an appeal to labor, addressing a friendly, largely blue-collared group of 300 workers, and pledged full support for a strong merchant marine. (TNT 9-24-80, A-1, 2) (Individuals have been identified in ink on this photograph)
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Series: D166221 Image#: 9C Date: 08-27-1975
Aerial view of Indian grain ship at Continental Grain Co. The "Abul Kalam Azad" was photographed on August 27, 1975, in the process of loading 105,000 long tons of wheat for delivery to India. This shipment was believed to be the largest single shipment of grain ever loaded by a single company at a U.S. port. The process was accomplished through the use of Continental Grain's 60-ton, 169-foot long steel gallery which was an enclosed conveyor system. 2000 tons of grain per hour could be loaded by the fully automated elevator. The Continental Grain Co. had recently opened its new elevator along Schuster Parkway (formerly Bayside Dr.) at the site of the old Shaffer dock. Continental had a 30-year lease with the Port of Tacoma. Color photograph ordered by Norton-Lilly Co., Seattle. (TNT 10-25-74, B-7-article on Continental Grain Co.; Newell, Gordon, "Maritime Events of 1975," -article on ship)
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Series: D166221 Image#: 8C Date: 08-27-1975
Grain ship at Continental Grain. Flying under the Indian flag, the "Abul Kalam Azad" arrived in Tacoma in August of 1975 to load 105,000 long tons of wheat, believed to be the largest single shipment of grain ever loaded by a single company at a U.S. port. The Continental Grain Co. elevator, with its off-shore pier, was completed earlier in the spring. Its 60-ton, 169-foot long steel gallery could whisk up to 80,000 bushels (about 2000 tons) of grain per hour from the elevator to the ship. At $19,000,000, the grain elevator was the single largest project ever undertaken by the Port of Tacoma. It was built along Bayside Dr. (now Schuster Parkway) at the old Shaffer dock site. Continental would operate it on a 30-year lease with the Port. (TNT 10-25-74, B-7-article on Continental Grain Co. elevator). Color photograph ordered by Norton-Lilly Co., Seattle. (Gordon Newell, "Maritime Events of 1975"-article on ship)
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Series: D163000 Image#: 433C Date: 09-04-1973
1973 Richards stock footage. These large, round, wooden forms are being made for the new Continental Grain Co. terminal which will be built on what will become Schuster Parkway.
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Series: D163000 Image#: 432C Date: 09-04-1973
1973 Richards stock footage. Color photograph of large circular forms being made for new Continental Grain Co. terminal on what will be Schuster Parkway.