Description: Photograph of the first barge purchased by John Dollinger Jr., Inc., anchored at the Port of Beaumont. The barge was purchased from U. S. Steel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1949. A group of men are in the process of loading it with steel products with the help of a crane. A railcar on the far left has brought materials from the factory that are to be loaded on to the barge. In the background are warehouse buildings, a crane, and a watertower. The Neches River is the body of water on the right. Stamped on the back of the photograph is "BM Photography Business Men's Studio Beaumont, Texas"
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