They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so it is in this incredibly clear R.C. Maxwell photo of the old Municipal Wharf down on Lamberton Street. Ocean going vessels regularly plied their way up the Delaware which was then a "deep water" port. Over the years the river lost the depth necessary to accommodate ocean going vessels.Thanks to Mike Kuzma for correcting me. I assumed the Municipal Wharf was the same as the Marine Terminal. Had I looked closer I would have realized that the Marine Terminal was further down river nearer to Duck Island. Thanks for the correction, Mike, and to all visitors for keeping me honest!