This landfill was originally created by Iroquois Steel. Youngstown Sheet & Tube bought Iroquois Steel in 1924. YS&T anticipated the steel industry collapse in the USA in the 1970s because it made just pig iron instead of steel. It closed around 1960. [Bob Lalich comment on a post] "In the late 1970s, the Port District built a $15 million container handling facility, Iroquois Landing, on the property. It was designed primarily for containerized cargo." [SEsideIndustrialHistory, p22]
The attempt to be a container port obviously failed. But by 2000 that land was actively servicing ships and barges.
|Global Earth Pro with timeline set for 9/26/2000|
|Rod Sellers posted|
Iroquois Landing view south photo from Daily Calumet 1972. Calumet River is to the right, Calumet Park is out of picture to the left. South Slip of U. S. Steel, EJ&E Railroad Bridge and 92nd Street Bridge are top right in photo.
|Third photo posted by Tony Arduino|
Rod SellersRod manages the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for Southeast Chicago Historical Society. Port District facilities at Iroquois Landing.
George Dosen Transoceanic Terminals. Probably early to mid 60's
Rod SellersRod manages the membership, moderators, settings, and posts for Southeast Chicago Historical Society. Youngstown ceased steel making at the Iroquois Landing site around 1960. The steel maker still owned the land which was leased to Iroquois Terminals Inc.
[It is nice to know that the Calumet River used to see a significant number of "salties" (international) ships.]
|Nick Hart posted|
After making a pickup and a setout at the Port of Chicago (Iroquois Landing), the "Short Line" makes the short trip back to its yard just a few blocks away. SW1500 #31 leads two bay window cabooses and a train of interchange from the CN. The general cargo ship, Fivelborg (visible along the Calumet River in the background), goes about its business at the port before beginning its trip up Lake Michigan.
November 11th, 2020Charles Heraver: EJ&E transfer cabooses. Didn't realize they have a pair of them.
Ean Kahn-Treras: Very neat. A google maps overhead view doesn't do this spot justice. Learning a lil bit from this view.
Nick Hart: Thanks. Yeah, it's a pretty big complex. It's no wonder the CN Lakefront Local spends so much time here.
|1 of 80 photos posted by Michael Siola|
[Why would there be passenger ships docked there? Or is this winter layup? According to the cranes, the two freighters are actively being unloaded.]
|safe_image for Lou Gerard Flickr|
CSL Niagara being guided by G tug Massachusetts passes the docked salty Federal Margaree in the Calumet River tonight.
Maxima is a new ship design that has the pilothouse on the bow and this is its first trip on the Great Lakes. Because of its revolutionary design, a lot of ship fans have made a point to take photos of it.
Stephen Sostaric posted five photos with the comment: "Maxima arrived in Chicago today, showing off her big red nose as the tug Illinois helped her turn around and back into the Calumet River. July 21, 2022"
6 of the 12 photos posted by Ken Morrison with the comment: "*Sigh* Been about a month since anything pursuable came to Chicago... But today, the drought ended!"
Maxima, entering Calumet Harbor...
"Welcome to Illinois!" (It's a pun-the G-tug in front of the "Wagenborg" sign is the Illinois) So many watercraft in this picture; to avoid confusion, Maxima is the big red one.
Maxima's distinctive bridge
and front end
heading for Iroquois Landing International Terminal where the Calumet River meets Lake Michigan
|1 of 4 posted by Christine Douglas|
The Algoma Intrepid arrived in a very windy Port of Chicago late in the afternoon heading to the 92nd Street Salt Dock assisted by Tug Illinois. The two salties in the photo are Beatrix and the Maxima at Iroquois Landing.