Cotton farming and river boats have been a familiar part of Pine Bluff business and industry throughout the city's history.
This scene was recreated from photographs taken around the turn of the century. The product of a bountiful harvest is being hauled to the river port on a mule drawn wagon. Commodities loaded onto river boats were shipped down the Arkansas River to the Mississippi River and then to New Orleans.
Today the Port of Pine Bluff located on the slackwater harbor of the Arkansas River has facilities for, barge loading and unloading, liquid & dry bulk storage, 25 & 50 ton cranes, harbor tow service, and overseas ports utilizing Lash and Seabee.