There was something exciting about loading the great liners, preparing them for their next voyage, which was usually a crossing to Europe. Mostly, they carried high grade cargo and, because of their speed, lots of mail. The French liners, as an example, brought those great Paris fashions over. And while docked, a refuelling barge was usually along the ship's outer side.
Overnight in port: We were actually visiting the splendid France at Pier 88 in June 1973 for an afternoon World Ship Society tour when I took this photo.
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