An Invitation from the Port of L.A.

Recently, the Port of Los Angeles invited some local photographers to go on a boat tour around the port to see the famous Benjamin Franklin, the largest container vessel ever to visit the Americas. It was a fun trip, and hearty thanks to the officials at The Port of Los Angeles for the opportunity.

Angel's Gate lighthouse at the sea entrance to the Port of L.A.

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin herself. She is the largest container vessel every to visit the Americas. She is longer than the Empire State Building, and wider than a football field is long.

Cranes stand ready to unload the next cargo-laden ship.

The Ever Ursula gets unloaded.

The fireboats Master and Admiral

The stern of the Benjamin Franklin

Massive infrastructure at the port keeps our material culture humming.