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From the NS archives

Fall 2013

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When Norfolk’s Pier 6 was dedicated on Sept. 18, 1963, The Virginian-Pilot newspaper called it the “largest, most expensive, most efficient” coal-loading facility in the world. This advertisement stresses the technology employed in its construction, including more than 1,900 prestressed concrete piles.

– Jennifer McDaid, NS historical archivist