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1946 Coastwise Shipments

1943 1944

1,547

428,065

787,594
1,349,057

285,233
185,578
161,652
240,673

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7,749 1,698

8,833 34,468

1,248 1,407 2,842 6,366

11,640 8,078 3,830 4,586

1946
Internal Receipts via Chesapeake and Delaware Canal -

1943
1944
1945

1946
Internal Shipments via Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

1943
1944
1945

1946
Internal Receipts other than via Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal

56,628
24,366
1,642
21, 525
297,734
1,070,122

768,333
217,933

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Table No. 11

Summary of Water-borne Commerce at localities below and above Philadelphia, Pa., 1943-1946

(Quantities expressed in short tons)

Table No. 1 - Delaware City and New Castle, Del., and vicinity

Class of Traffic by Years

Table No. 2 - Penns-
ville, Deepwater
Point, Pennsgrove,
N.J., and vicinity

Table No. 3 - Caymont,
Del., and Marcus Hook,
Pa., and vicinity

Table No. 4 - Chester and Eddyatone, Pa., and vicinity

Table No. 5 - Bridgeport and Thompson Point, N, J., and vicinity

Table No. 6 - Paulsboro, N. J., and vicinity

Table No. 7 - Bristol, Pa., and vicinity

Table No. 8 - Burlington, Florence, and Roebling, N. J., and vicinity

Table No. 9 - Fieldsboro and Bordentown, N. J., and vicinity

Table No. 10 - Trenton, N. J.

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1946

36,401
278,356
29,912
70,130

517,235
2,105,477
3,195,727
1,979,206

170
2,340
5,142
8,078

104,158
266,567
146,483
947,554

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1946
Internal Shipments other than via Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal

1943
1944

1943
1964
1945
1946

42,128
4,980
5,079
7,232

891,652
1,184,427

881, 34.44
830,520

5,191,776
9,863,087
12,567,483
15,286,364

1,251,071
1,062,292
885,909
954,865

316,490
282,427
120,248
131,303

1,942,937
2,422,258
2,600,463
3,576,195

1,628,375
1,018,346
1,114, 104
2,002, 754

890,400
1,010,080
817,645
956,273

1111,515

2,224
7,528
7,569

185,408
168,565
162, 750
212,139

SUMMARY

Twelve cities and villages located on the shores of the Delaware River

below Philadelphia and 9 cities or localities above Philadelphia have vater

front terminal facilities for handling cargo to or from vessels.

Listed in

the order in which they are reached by vessels going upstream, the localities

are Delaware City and New Castle, Del., Pennsville, Deepwater Point, and Penns

grove, N. J., Claymont, Del., Marcus Hook, Pa., Bridgeport, N. J., Chester and

Eddystone, Pa., and Thompson Point and Paulsboro, N. J., all of which are lo

cated along the main ship channel below Philadelphia where the project depth

is 40 feet, and Andalusia, Pa., Burlington and East Burlington, N. J., Bristol,

Pa., Florence and Roebling, N. J., Penn Manor, Pa., and Fieldsboro and Trenton,

N. J., on the 25-foot channel authorized under the existing federal project for

the river between Philadelphia and Trenton.

An alternate approach to the Dela

ware River ports is afforded by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, extending

from the river at Reedy Point, Dol., just below Delaware City, to Elk River an

arm of Chesapeake Bay.

There are 66 piers, wharves, and docks at the localities below Philadelphia,

22 of which are at Chester, 10 at Paulsboro, 8 at Eddystone, 6 at Marcus Hook, 4

each at New Castle and Deepwater Point, 3 each at Pennsgrove and Thompson Point,

2 each at Pennsville and Claymont, and I each at Delaware City and Bridgeport.

Above Philadelphia, there are 5 terminals at Trenton, 4 at Burlington, 2 each

at East Burlington, Bristol, Florence, Penn Manor, and Fieldsboro, and 1 each

at Andalusia and Roebling.

The Delaware River, particularly the section below Philadelphia, passes

through a highly industrialized section of the country. Along the 30-mile

stretch of water front between Delaware City and Philadelphia there are huge

oil refineries, extensive chemical works, foundries, a large shipbuilding plant

with two 10,000-ton floating dry docks, and numerous manufacturing plants.

Water-borne commerce loaded or discharged at Claymont and Marcus Hook during

the years 1943 to 1946 averaged more than 10,700,000 tons and consisted chiefly

of crude oil and refined products of the petroleum industry handled over the piers

and wharves of the Texas Co., the Sun Oil Co., and the Sinclair Refining Co.

Traffic at Paulsboro averaged more than 2,600,000 tons per year during the same

period and also included large tonnages of crude oil and refined petroleum prod

ucts.

At Bristol the average commerce by water approximated 1,400,000 tons and

consisted chiefly of shipments of sand and gravel to other Delaware River locali

ties or to points on its tributaries.

Chester and Eddystone handled over one

million tons per year, including a wide range of commodities in import, export,

inbound and out bound coastwise, as well as internal and local movements.

The

water-borne commerce at Pemsville and Deepwater Point and at Burlington and

Roebling consisted principally of coal for use in the various manufacturing and

power plants operated at these localities,

The Chester Tidewater Terminal and the Trenton Marine Terminal are the only

facilities located directly on the Delaware River below and above Philadelphia

which were designed especially for handling general cargo.

The Chester Tidewater

Terminal includes a pier 436 feet long and 41 feet wide, with 800 feet of berth

ing space 35 to 17 feet deep at mean low water, served by 9 warehouses with 80,193

square feet of storage space and by 15 acres of open storage area.

The Trenton

Marine Terminal is a marginal wharf, 1,200 feet long, with a wide apron and spa

cious transit sheds.

The Pennsylvania Railroad, the Reading Railway System, and the Baltimore &

Ohio Railroad serve most of the localities and water front terminals on the Dela

ware and Pennsylvania sides of the river and the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore

Lines serve the localities and terminals on the New Jersey side.

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Baldvin Locomotive Works Whart and Bulkhead.
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Chester Boat Yard Whart
Choster Jerry------
Chester Material, Co. Whart-
Chester Tidovater Terminal Pier-
Cher Service Co. Waart ------
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Curriden 011 Corporation Wharf-.
Dealers Petroleun Corporation--
Deepwater Generating Station Wharf
Delaware City Public Whart-----
Delaware River Steel Co. Pier---
DuPont Acid Whart ----
Dupont Car-float Bridge-
DuPont Car-float Pridge-
DuPont Main Whart-
DuPont Maia Whart-
DuPont Passenger Whart-------
Edgmont Avenue Whart.-
Ford Motor Co. Bullhead and Pior-----
General Chemical Co. Pier------
General Steel Castings Corporation Oil Pior--
Gillonthin Coal Wharf ---
Grasselli Lover Whart-
Grassell1 Upper Whart-
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Philadelphia Electric Co. Bulkhead-
Philadelphia nectric Co. Wart-
Philadelphia Quart: Co. Wharf---
Public Landing---
Quarantine Station Pier--
Recreation Whart -----
Riverview Beach Pier---
Scott Paper Co. Bulkhead..
Scott Paper Co. Bulkhead
Scott Peper Co. Wart-
Scott Paper Co. Wharf---
Sinclair Refining Co. Mhart-
Socony-Vacuum 011 Co. Whart-
Strathmann Sand and Gravel kbart
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Sun 011 Co. Pier No. 2--------
Sun 011 Co. Pier No. Le-----
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pler No.l-
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.2.
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No. 3-
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.3A-
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.4--
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.5
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.6
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.7--
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.&-
Sur Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.11-
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.12-
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Pier No.13-
Texas Co. Pior, The----
Thomas, I. P. & Son Co. Wart.
Wilson Line Pier----

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