THEN and NOW – Waterfront 1948

I hope I got this correct, I matched up with  what appears to be the steeple at Our Lady of Good Voyage. Codhina's New Processing Plt_ adjacent to Jordan's Wharf off E_ Main St_, 1948 Colby Photo (pg_ 3)Codinhas

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6 Responses to THEN and NOW – Waterfront 1948

  1. JoeT says:

    Pretty Close there, a wee bit to the port side too much, Line up taller higher landmark and a nearer lower landmark and if distance from them stays the same you will be on target worked for many years along with dead reckoning. This is how we navigated before reliable Loran A, C ,GPS and Differential GPS.

  2. Fredrik Bodin says:

    You nailed it Manny. If you compare some of the houses with their angles and window configurations, it’s an exact match.

  3. Joe and Fred
    Thanks for the confirmation that I was at least in the correct area, it appears that the section has changed drastically with urban renewal.

    • Fredrik Bodin says:

      Yes, it has changed, especially on the waterfront. I used the houses in the background to correlate to your current photo. They match up.

  4. sam novello says:

    pics are off about 200 yds.

  5. Ken Joyce says:

    That white building across the channel is the old Gorton’s redfish (Ocean Perch) building. It’s a little bit further downtown than the building that the Midnight Sun is tied up to. We used to walk from Stanley Court all the way downtown by way of the wharfs, only going up on the street for a short time between H.C. Brown and United Fisheries.

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