Historical Photos of the Port of Pensacola

Port Photo

This photo was from "Bliss's Quarterly" in 1897. When drydocks were not available ships were laid on their sides by a process known as careening. The ship was wenched over and repairs made to the hull. This photo reportedy shows barnacles being scraped at a dock in Pensacola. A buildup of barnacles would slow the ship down. (Photo and information courtesy of John Appleyard taken from "Four Centuries .... a saga of Pensacola Port in action".)

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