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PORT Philadelphia, Pa., and Camden, N, J. The Atlantic Refining Co. Gulf Oil Corporation. Standard Oil Co. of Pennsylvania,

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260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 30th St, and Penrose Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Real Estate Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa Petty Island, Canden, N. J.
Right and left banks, Schuylkill River, Left bank, Schuylldll River, below Right bank, Schuylkill River, foot of On north side of Petty Island, 3,500
below Passyunk Aveme.
Penrose Ferry Bridge.
Powers Lane.

feet below upper end,
109
72
143

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Steel, circular.
Steel, circular.
Steel, circular.

Steel.
6,160,000
4,003,000
526,190

979,200
Two 12-, three 10-, seven 8-, and five 4-

Two 12-one 10-, three 8-, and two 6-inch Three 12-, five 8-, and nine 6-inch. One 12-,four 8-,four 6, and one 4-inch,
inch at Ballast Wharf. Three 12-, five
8-,fifteen 6-, twelve 4-, and two 3-inch

Texas,

Diesel - Louisiana, others refinery.
and foreign points by tankers.
Tanker.

Tanker and barge
No. 6 Diesel
No. 5
No. 6 Heavy Light

No. 5 Light

Bunker C Fuel oil Diesel (Bunker C) (Bunker C) Diesel Diesel

Diesel

No. 5 100,000 665,000 130,000 105,000 25,000 519,000

7,000 28,000

150,000 115,000 96,000 75,000 300,000 30,000 100,000 15,000 + 100,000

7,000 28,000

100,000 20,000

50,000

32-20
2,500 Bunker C; 2,000 fuel oil #5:1,500 Diesel.
One 12-four B-,four 6, and one l-inche

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ONNER
OPERATOR AND ADDRESS

STORAGE FACILITIES

- TANKS:

LOCATION

NUMBER OF TANKS

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION
Storage capacity (42-gal. bols)
Intake pipe lines

FUEL 01L BUNKERING FACILITIES

on wharf No. 2; three 12-, two 10-,five 8-
at Atlantic Wharf.

nine 6-, and seven 4-inch on wharf No. 1.
Crude oil from mid-continent, Gulf Coast Gulf Coast and Venezeula.

SOURCE OF SUPPLY
MOW RECEIVED

GRADE S KEPT IN STOCK

MAXIMUM SUPPLY (Dols.)
NORMAL SUPPLY (bls.)

BUNKERING FACILITIES:

NANE AND TYPE

Gulf Oil Corporation wharves 1 and 2.

Ballast Wharf, Berths 1 and 1 and 2:
and Atlantic Wharf

LOCATION ON VATER FRONT

Left bank, belar Penrose Ferry Bridge.

Ballast Wharf on right bank and Atlantic
Wharf on left bank, Schuylkill River
below Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia.

ACTUAL BERTNING SPACE FOR BUSKERING (Peet)

DEPTN OF VATER.

(Poet)
BUREERING CAPACITY (bols. per hour)
DISCHARGE PIPE LINES

Ballast Wharf, Berth 1-340, Berths 1 and Wharf No. 2 4.75 with dolphins; wharf

2- 550. Atlantic Wharf 2,000 with dolphin No. 1, 1,6o.
30 at each wharf.

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Ballast Wharf, 5.500; Atlantic Wharf, 1,600. 2.000 each wharf.
One 12-two 10-, three 8-inch at Ballast Three 10-, three 8-, and one 6-inch at
Wharf; two 6-inch at Atlantic Wharf. two warves.

BARGES: (see also Floating Equipment)

DELIVERY ZONE

Delaware River and tributaries.

TOTAL NUMBER OF BARGES

Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and tribu-
taries.
Three.
Tored.
23,000
3,000_(1,000 each barge)

Four.
Tored.
21,500
4,000 (1,000 each barge)

TOYED OR SELF-PROPELLED
TOTAL CARRYING CAPACITY (Obls.)
TOTAL BUNKERING CAPACITY (bols, per nour)

METHOD OF DELIVERY OF OIL TO VESSELS

Pumps,

Pumps.

SPECIAL FIRE PROTECTION

Foam system and foam carts.

Foam system, hand foam extinguishers,

hydrants, steam line, and plant appa-
ratus,
Storage tanks include some used for
mixing, blending, and processing.

REMARKS

The 109 tanks reported above include
those used for blending, mixing, and
processing.

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PORT

AND HARBOR FACILITIES

PIERS, WHARVES, AND DOCKS

Ports below Philadelphia

Sixty-six piers, wharves, and docks are available at 12 localities along

the shores of the Delaware River between the entrance to the Chesapeake and

Delaware Canal and the lower limit of Philadelphia Harbor. The localities,

listed in the order in which they are reached by upbound vessels and the mum

ber of terminals which have been provided at each locality are shown below:

Number of terminals

Number of terminals

Locality

Locality

Delaware City, Del.-
New Castle, Del.---
Pennsville, N. J.
Deepwater Point, N. J.---
Pennsgrove, N. J.--
Claymont, Del.-

1 4 2 4 3 2

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Seven of the wharf facilities at Paulsboro, are located on Mantua Creek near

its junction with the Delaware River, but all of the other terminals in the

above tabulation are located directly on the Delaware River.

Nine large oil handling terminals are operated at these localities as well

as a number of wharves or piers at industrial plants for receiving fuel oil for

plant use.

The Texas Co. has an oil pier at Claymont, Del.; the Sun Oil Co.

operates 3 large piers at Marcus Hook, 2 of which are equipped to bunker vessels,

and the Sinclair Refining Co. also has an oil handling and oil bunkering termi

nal at Marcus Hook. There are 4 oil handling terminals at Paulsboro, including

the oil bunkering facility of the Socony Vacuum Oil Co. and the oil handling

terminals of the Dealers Oil Corporation, the Patterson Oil Terminal Co., and

the Curriden Oil Corporation. Detailed descriptions of these terminals are

given in the following table of piers, wharves, and docks under Ref. Nos. 15,

18 to 21, incl., 57 to 59, incl., and 66.

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Aerial view of refinery and docks of Sun Oil Co, at Marcus Hook, Pa.

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Aerial view of refinery and dock of Sinclair Refining Co., at Marcus Hook, Pa.

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Aerial view of Delaware River in vicinity of Chester, Eddystone and Essington, Pa.

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The only large facility for handling general cargo in foreign and coast

rise trade at the localities on the lower Delaware River is the Chester Tide

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water Terminal, a detailed description of which is given under Ref. No. 22 in the table following. It is a modern facility, consisting of a 436-foot pier

with 400 feet of berthing space 35 to 17 feet deep on each side, and is served

by 9 warehouses providing 80,193 square feet of covered space and by 15 acres

of open storage space back of the pier. Cargo handling equipment on the pier

includes a gasoline locomotive crane with a capacity of 15 tons at 12-foot

radius, a steam locomotive crane with a capacity of 40 tons at 12-foot radius,

42-inch and 55-inch magnets, lumber carriers, and fork-lift trucks. Terminal

trackage connects with the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railway Sys

tem and there are two tracks on the pier which extend almost its full length.

Pipe lines on the pier enable deep draft tankers to discharge petroleum prod

ucts to the storage tanks of the Petrol Corporation immediately below the

terminal.

Public wharves are also available at Delaware City and New Castle but they

are mainly used for tying up tugs and small craft and for recreational pur

poses. They are described under Ref. Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, in the table of

pier, wharves, and docks. Ferry service is operated between New Castle and

Pennsville from the terminals described under Ref. Nos. 5 and 6 and between

Chester and Bridgeport as described under Ref. Nos. 26 and 27. A ferry slip

at Pennsgrove, N. J. is no longer operated.

The Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. plant at Chester and Eddystone is one

of the more important terminal developments on the lower Delaware River.

Eleven

piers serve the plant although since the cessation of the war, only 5 of them

have been in operation for their normal purpose of dry docking, outfitting, re

pairing, and constructing vessels. The company is utilizing 3 piers in

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