An early look at this part of the waterfront from the Smith Tower. Pier 51 is far right, and Yesler Way is the street reaching the waterfront bottom-right. Pier 50 is next and by 1920 very oversized. Next comes the Washington Street slip with the pergola. To its left is Pier 49, still showing size that is not so much smaller than Pier 48, to the left (south) of it with the bowed roof. To the left of Pier 48, Pier 59 also has some size (compared to the ca. 1946 aerial above), and Pier 47 at the foot of Jackson Street is about the size of the “Alaska Piers,” far right, at the foot of Yesler. Compare this set with what follows.

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