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Sugar Wharves at the Port

 
 
Sugar Wharves at the Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2018
1. Sugar Wharves at the Port Marker
Inscription.  The sugar wharves at the port were located where Woldenberg Park and the Aquarium of the Americas stand today. The Jax Brewery, built in 1892, is visible here to your far left.
 
Erected by The New Orleans Historic Collection, Captain Clarke "Doc" Hawley and the Steamboat Natchez.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 29° 57.302′ N, 90° 3.756′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Toulouse Street east of Decatur Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the Mississippi Riverwalk, on the Mississippi River Pier at Woldenberg Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverboat Cotton Bales (here, next to this marker); Natchez Steamboats (here, next to this marker); Picayune Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Work Begins on New Orleans, Spring 1718 (about
Marker detail: Scene at Levee, Handling Sugar; 1895 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Scene at Levee, Handling Sugar; 1895
(by W.H. Parish Publishing Company, from Art Work of New Orleans; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1974.25.17.130)
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana (about 500 feet away); Importer's Bonded Warehouses - Henry Howard, Architect (about 600 feet away); The Steamer New Orleans (about 700 feet away); Woldenberg Riverfront Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  The Sugar Landing Era: 1830-1870. In the mid to late 18th century, the cultivation of sugarcane was so intertwined with New Orleans that most of the land of what is now considered present-day downtown consisted of sugarcane plantations. The wharves stretched from Canal to Toulouse Streets and were monopolized by the sugar industry for a century. The levee was buzzing with merchants, vendors, buyers and brokers. (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mississippi River & Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2018
3. Mississippi River & Bridge
(site of former sugar wharves on right • "Crescent City Connection" — US Hwy 90 — bridge in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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