Date: April 16, 1947
Description: This photograph was taken from out on the water looking toward the refinery structures at the port. At the far left, the Monsanto plant building stands, very heavily damaged. At the far right, two tower refinery structures stand. Major damage is visible on the refinery structure in front of these two towers. Debris is strewn heavily along the shoreline. Damaged elevated pipelines are visible in the middle of the picture where some of the supporting structures have failed. Layers of smoke cover the entire background of the picture, with gray smoke closest to the ground, then white smoke, then heavy black smoke.
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