The first Seaside Dock was built in the late 1850s. After the Civil War (1861-65), it was greatly redesigned and improved to welcome larger steamboats to the peninsula. In later years, five more docks were built at Beaches 104th, 105th, 106th, 108th and 116th streets. Boating traffic successfully increased to the Rockaways. Here we see the Grand Republic Steamer at the Seaside Dock. Today you would be looking northeast from the corner of the sewage plant over Beach Channel Drive towards Beach Channel High School.
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