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Oakland Harbor Training Walls, Mouth of Federal Channel to Inner Harbor, Oakland, Alameda County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB182661
BWPhotos 382144

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BWPhotos 382144

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BWPhotos 382122

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BWPhotos 382145

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BWPhotos 382123

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BWPhotos 382146

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BWPhotos 382147

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BWPhotos 382148

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BWPhotos 382127

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BWPhotos 382128

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BWPhotos 382128

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BWPhotos 382129

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BWPhotos 382129

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BWPhotos 382130

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BWPhotos 382151

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BWPhotos 382152

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BWPhotos 382131

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BWPhotos 382132

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BWPhotos 382132

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BWPhotos 382133

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BWPhotos 382134

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BWPhotos 382137


Item Title
BWPhotos 382137

Location
Mouth of Federal Channel to Inner Harbor, Oakland, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-239
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N734).
Building/structure dates: 1874 initial construction
Significance: The North Training Wall is one component of the Oakland Harbor Training Walls, which defined Oakland's basic harbor footprint and are the oldest surviving remnants of nineteenth-century harbor improvements. The walls are significant for their association with the initial U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program to improve Oakland Harbor and make it accessible to ocean-going vessels. The training walls are also associated with technological advances in dredging and represent a characteristic example of nineteenth-century dry masonry construction. In addition, the walls are an excellent example of the engineering abilities of Col. George Henry Mendell, District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, from 1871-1895.

Related Names
Mendell, Col. G. H.
Port Of Oakland
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
De Vries, David G., Photographer
McCarthy, Celia, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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