|Columbia Transportation's veteran Steamer J. Burton Ayers (now sails as CUYAHOGA for Lower Lakes Towing) is shown while inbound Ashtabula to unload sand at a dock near the Coast Guard Station.
This slip is all the way up the river near the drawbridge at the end of the navigable river, and is the farthest up the Ashtabula river that any ship can unload. In fact, they no longer unload there, and this is the only time that either my dad or I can recall seeing a ship unload there. Note how shallow the vessel is loaded, as the channel there is less than twenty feet deep.
Photo taken by my dad, Jim Thoreson, on Memorial Day, 1989.