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View of Ocean Liners Loading and Unloading in Rotterdam ca 1909

Index to articles and information about the Port of Rotterdam available at the GG Archives including The Port of Rotterdam; Approach to Rotterdam, Nederland and a Unique Nautical Museum and Library.

The Port of Rotterdam (1909)
The Port of Rotterdam, although comparatively young is one of the most interesting and progressive of the Continental Ports; a keen rival of Antwerp for third place in the mad race for the commercial supremacy of Central Europe.

Approach to Rotterdam, Nederland (1911)
After the Scilly Islands and the different Capes situated on the southern coast of England have been sighted, Boulogne-sur-Mer comes into view. This port has a population of 50,000 inhabitants and is situated at the mouth of the Liane on the northern coast of France, between the Capes of Gris Nez and Alprech. The harbor of Boulogne is divided into two distinct parts; the outer deep-water harbor and the inner harbor (the latter being subdivided into six different divisions).

Port of Rotterdam - A View From 1912
Hundreds of ocean liners are at all times to be seen here—freighters only, some of them; others, again, with great armies of passengers. Such passengers, too, as are some of them, Emigrants out of Holland or folk going to visit kin in the far Dutch possessions.

Port of Rotterdam: Unique Nautical Museum and Library (1922)
Most of the shipping men of Rotterdam support the museum because of its technical value, and on account of the practical facts on all branches of shipping that may be gathered from the Information bureau, which deals with current commercial inquiries, The library, which Is right up to date in nautical science, may be used by foreigners, postage on books only is charged, and a full catalogue may be obtained on application to the director.

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