Port of Sacramento through the yearsLoading
  • SECONDARY-- The bottom (40-foot section) of a wind mill tower- weighing in at approximately 68 metric tons - is unloaded from a ship at the Port of Sacramento Thursday, August 7, 2008. The Port of Sacramento is receiving a massive shipment of wind generator parts destined for a wind farm near Travis Air Force Base. Nineteen of the 75 wind generators have been delivered and the rest are on the way. They will be trucked to their destination and assembled. Each base comes in three pieces and is made and shipped from Korea. The three blades for each machine are made in Germany. Thursday, August 7, 2008. The Sacramento Bee / RandyPench rpench@sacbee.com
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • LEDE-- Sacramento Port Manager David Burkhardt (cq) stands near the tips of giant 150-foot long propellers at the port Thursday, August 7, 2008. The Port of Sacramento is receiving a massive shipment of wind generator parts destined for a wind farm near Travis Air Force Base. Nineteen of the 75 wind generators have been delivered and the rest are on the way. They will be trucked to their destination and assembled. Each base comes in three pieces and is made and shipped from Korea. The three blades for each machine are made in Germany. The Sacramento Bee / RandyPench rpench@sacbee.com
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Port of Sacramento Crane
    A new $5 million harbor crane is being installed at the Port of Sacramento Tuesday. Purchased with federal stimulus dollars, it will enable the port to accept for the first time container cargo. The 155 ton crane came from Nenzing, Austria. Photo taken January 03, 2012 in Sacramento, California
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Port of Sacramento Crane
    A new $5 million harbor crane is being installed at the Port of Sacramento Tuesday. Purchased with federal stimulus dollars, it will enable the port to accept for the first time container cargo. The 155 ton crane came from Nenzing, Austria. Photo taken January 03, 2012 in Sacramento, California
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Port of Sacramento Crane
    A new $5 million harbor crane is lifted off a ship at the Port of Sacramento Tuesday. Purchased with federal stimulus dollars, it will enable the port to accept for the first time container cargo. The crane weighted 155 tons and came from Nenzing, Austria. Photo taken January 03, 2012 in Sacramento, California
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Port of Sacramento Crane
    A crane operator works one of two cranes to lift a new $5 million harbor crane at the Port of Sacramento Tuesday. Purchased with federal stimulus dollars, it will enable the port to accept for the first time container cargo. The crane weighed 155 tons and came from Nenzing, Austria. Photo taken January 03, 2012 in Sacramento, California
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • With Downing story - Port problems due to whales - The ship Jin Quan loading cement in Lake Washington at the Port of Sacramento was stopped due to concern for the humpback whales stranded in West Sacramento on Thursday, May 17, 2007 because of the noise made as the cement is being loaded. ( The Sacramento Bee Hector Amezcua )
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Whale watches gather on the levee across from the Port of Sacramento to watch two wayward humpback whales. Hundreds of people have come out to see the whales who experts are now trying to lure back down the river to sea. The Sacramento Bee/ Anne Chadwick Williams/ May 17, 2007
    Anne Chadwick Williams | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Noel and Jo Maldonado (cq) of Carmichael came out for the first time to see the two wayward humpback whales at the Port of Sacramento Thursday. Hundreds made the dusty trek down the levee to spot the whales that are resisting experts efforts to lead them back to the ocean. The Sacramento Bee/ Anne Chadwick Williams/ May 17, 2007
    Anne Chadwick Williams | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • RP PORT
    Bill Huffman (cq) vice president of communications with the Farmer's Rice Cooperative poses with a view of the Port of Sacramento behind him Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Huffman used personal connections at the Port of Oakland to plant an idea in its management's mind, as well as Sacramento port commissioners, that Oakland might be the key to keeping the port alive. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • sent to mct ONLINE-- The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Pike tries to lure two Humpback whales out of the Port of Sacramento in hopes that they will make their way west back to the Pacific Ocean Thursday, May 17, 2007. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • RB Tug Boat Submerged
    Clean-up personel, including members of the West Sacramento Fire Department, retrieve absorbant pads from the water surrounding a tug boat which sank in the Port of Sacramento on Monday December 27, 2004. The pads are used to soak up diesel fuel that had leaked from the partially submerged boat, and was floating on the top of the water. Other measures were implemented to help prevent the fuel from spreading from the immediate area. 2321 Saramento Bee/ Randall Benton
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Two humpback whales swim in the Sacramento Deep Ship Channel, near the Port of Sacramento, Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Sacramento Bee/ Lezlie Sterling
    Lezlie Sterling | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • TWO PORTS -- LEDE -- The Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento was silent early Thursday morning August 4, 2005 as it awaits the arrival of a ship next week. Business at the Sacramento Port has not been going well largely due to the small income the port generates from its real estate holdings. ( The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua )
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • An empty dock at the Port of Sacramento awaits the arrival of a ship in West Sacramento next week on Thursday, August 4, 2005. The port located in West Sacramento has struggled to survive unlike the Port of Stockton due to many issues from the use of real estate to the depth of the waters which can't accomodate large ships. ( The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua )
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • TWO PORTS -- optional - Members of the United States Coast Guard leave the Danny Boy ship from the Port of Sacramento on Monday August 15, 2005 as it is loaded with rice. ( The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua )
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Cargo ships are docked at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Longshoreman load rice onto the cargo ship Lupinus at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Longshoreman Mathew Jones guides containers of rice as they prepare to load the rice onto the cargo ship Lupinus at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro Sent to Business.photo@latimes.com 11-4
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Port workers load rice onto the cargo ship Lupinus at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Port workers load rice onto the cargo ship Lupinus at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • A fisherman motors past a large cargo ship at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro 05review
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Large bags of dry cement mix are unloaded at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento Monday October 24, 2005. Sacramento Bee/ Andy Alfaro
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • People flock to the levee on the south side of the deep water channel in West Sacramento to catch a glimpse of two Humpback whales that are disoriented and swimming around in the Port of Sacramento Thursday, May 17, 2007. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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    A new harbor crane from Nenzing, Austria, is lifted off a ship Tuesday at the Port of Sacramento. The 155-ton crane will let the port handle container cargo.
    RENÉE C. BYER | rbyer@sacbee.com
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