National Geographic : 1939 Nov
688 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE rnoiograpn uy Xillam r ranKlln WHEAT FLOWS FROM OLD-TIME GRANARIES INTO A MODERN STEEL SHIP Wooden vessels formerly moored before Danzig's 18th-century timber-and-stucco warehouses and elevators. Then, as now, cargoes were chiefly coal, grains, timber, and wood products. DANZIG'S CRANE TOWER IS THE HARBOR'S CHIEF LANDMARK For six centuries ships have discharged or loaded cargoes within its shadow. Two big tread mills furnished power for the hoisting machinery. Once the tower was used to drag a wrecked motorcar out of the Mottlau River.