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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seattle's little freighter that could, ca. 1901

THEN: Snapped from the Fire Station No. 5 tower in late 1901 (or early 1902), this photo nicely displays the then-new Northern Pacific Piers facing a widened Railroad Avenue (Alaskan Way) north of Madison Street.