Erie Basin photo, 1920

An aerial view of Erie Basin taken in 1920 by Perry Loomis Sperr. In the crook of the breakwater that protects the basin's piers is Thos. A. Crane's Sons' dry dock. The white building at the center rear of the view is the New York State Barge Canal Grain Elevator. To its right is the mouth of the Gowanus Canal.



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  • "Erie Basin - Brooklyn - [New York Bay - Between Gowanus Bay and Beard Street.]" Percy Loomis Sperr, photographer, 1920 Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Digital Collections. Image ID 734124B (Accessed 2016. )

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