Friday, April 10, 2009

Port Prescott, Ontario

On page 177, once again in the context of developments that led to Buffalo's decrease in importance as a grain port, I mention the construction of a colossal lake-to-ocean transshipping elevator near Port Prescott, just across the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg, New York. Built in the 1930s, this massive terminal bested its predecessors by having a larger storage capacity and a total of four loose legs. The elevator still stands, and has been photographed by amateur photographers who have posted their shots on-line.

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