It always fascinates me to run across a geographic location that reminds so much of a different location on this big globe. I was looking up information on the Trans-Caspian Railway, and found the photo below of the former Caspian Sea terminus of Port Uzun-Ada. It struck me immediately that the location bears a distinct resemblance to San Pedro, California. More on the Caspian Region in a future post, enjoy these old views of San Pedro.
|Port Uzun-Ada on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea.|
|Very early days in San Pedro, probably the 1880s.|
Deadman's Island is clearly visible in these three views.
|The P.E. has arrived. The SP Pier is in the middle distance.|
|Notice the dredge in the upper left. The transformation of the harbor has been a continuous process.|
|In a later view, Deadman's Island is gone, and the area has been filled.|
|The track on the left led up to Fort MacArthur.|
|The SP Slip, and Deadman's Island is still intact in this view.|