Paul Krueger shared
I've never seen this Twin Ports Facilities Map before. This will be helpful for understanding where the ships are at.
|Randy C Bunney posted|
This 1911 map is one of the better historical maps of Duluth I have seen. I enjoy the artistry of the cartographer and how the person even indicates lake and maritime routes of ships. The aerial view of the harbor and city shoreline is interesting in terms of how the waterfront is organized for transportation, ships, trains and businesses. No green space indicated 🙂 But it still is a pertinent map. The current discussion of re-imagining Duluth's waterfront and freeway makes the map even more applicable to today. Map source: Minnesota Digital Library.
Kelly Brunson: https://collection.mndigital.org/catalog/msn:848
Glenn Blasziewica shared
With Jerry’s post from Superior, WI the other day it reminded me of an old map of the Twin Ports Principal Docks. This is from Greenwood’s Great Lakes 1966 edition. Sorry for the low quality of the image but I’ll do my best to explain the elevators and locations.
In 1966 there were 5 grain Elevators on the Duluth Side of the harbor, of those 3 are still around in 2020.
14. General Mills- still there
17. Cargill-still there. Greatly expanded
19. Capital-wood portion burned down in 1978. Concrete portion-Was AGP, new owner recently.
21. Occidental-torn down 1998
22. Peavey-torn down 1998
On the Superior side of the harbor there were 8 elevators of which 5 are left in 2020.
40. Great Northern S & X- still there, I think it’s General Mills these days.
41. Globe Elevator- wooden. Been in the salvage process for many years. Main house is gone. Wooden annexes one is half done the other still stands.
43 & 44. Farmers Union 1 & 2. Still there. Became GTA, now Cenex Harvest States.
51. Osborne McMillan Elevator O- wooden, torn down in the early 1980’s.
52. Osborne McMillan Elevator M- still there, now Hansen Mueller complex including the old King Midas flour Mill from Jerry’s post
58. Itasca Elevator. I believe it was a Cargill Elevator. Torn down in the 1960’s.
59. Continental Grain- still there, was Peavey Connors Point, then Concourse Grain and I lost track after that.
The Blue Highlighted Elevator was the King Midas Flour Mill, it didn’t get a map location number because it wasn’t served by ships, which is the purpose of this map.
|Dennis DeBruler commented on Dan's post|
To help orient myself:
The coal loading dock with the grain elevators in the background.
|Eric Berger posted|
My first view of Duluth, through the windshield on an Interstate.
The Interstate does provide some interesting views of the docks.
This photo is in the overview because I can't identify the grain elevator. Because it had a full length headhouse on the wood elevator and an adjacent concrete elevator, I thought of the General Mills/Great Northern "S" Elevator
, but the details don't match.
|Andrew Haenisch posted|
Original press photo. The newspaper caption on the back of the photograph says the following. "A French ship took on a load of grain at the port of Duluth - Superior". The photo is dated October 8th, 1978.
Photographer is unknown.
- Great Lakes Shipping History
|Jeff Andersen posted|
The Winter 2018 CHS COOP magazine has this centerfold photo of the CHS Port of Superior, WI elevator with text. It is nice to see it still active.
Edward Duke posted
six photos with the comment: "10-7-19 Some elevator shots from Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.
This is the old General Mills elevator in Duluth, MN.
Great website. love it. Just what I needed to start my H.O. Grain Elevator at a port. ThanksReplyDelete