Ports and Harbors Along Ohio's North Coast

Ship unloading at Cleveland Harbor
Cleveland Press Collection

Profile of the Port of Cleveland, Ohio

This site provides access to a number of resources pertaining to the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio.

See images from the Cleveland Press Collection taken of the harbor through the years or read the following eTexts from the Cleveland Digital Library:

Also of interest: Cleveland - World Port, a video originally filmed in 1959 depicting one of the first ships to arrive at the then new lakefront Cleveland Port.

Below is a table that offers information about each of the docks at the port. This information is compiled from the 10th edition of Greenwood's Guide to Great Lakes Shipping. The year, 1969, is chosen to illustrate the height of use for much of the large materials handling equipment used on the Cleveland docks. See current information about the port.

Harbor Information (1969)
Harbor Name Owner or Operator Cargo Equipment Railroad Connections
Allied Crane Allied Crane Service Loading & Unloading:
Ores
Clay
Loading & Unloading
1 45-ton truck crane
1 60-ton truck crane
Penn Central (away from dock)
Breckling's Breckling Concrete Corporation Loading & Unloading:
Various Materials
Loading & Unloading:
Rented as needed
Penn Central
"C. & P." (Lakefront) Ohio & Western Pennsylvania Dock Company Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading:
4 Wellman Hulett-Type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Penn Central
CBS #1 Cleveland Builders Supply Company Unloading:
Sand
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Baltimore & Ohio
CBS #2 Cleveland Builders Supply Company Unloading:
Salt
Sand
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Penn Central
Central Furnace (Cuyahoga River) United States Steel Corporation Unloading:
Iron Ore
Limestone
Unloading:
2 Wellman Hulett-Type 10-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Limestone received only by self-unloader.
Newburgh & South Shore
Cleveland Gypsum Cleveland Builders Supply Company Unloading:
Sand
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Erie-Lackawanna
Clifton Concrete Clifton Concrete & Supply Company Unloading:
Sand
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Norfolk & Western
Corrigan - McKinney (Cuyahoga River) Republic Steel Corp. Unloading:
Iron Ore
Limestone
Unloading:
3 Wellman Hulett-Type 10-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
2 Wellman Hulett-Type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Limestone received only by self-unloader
River Terminal
Dock # 20 Cleveland Steveadore Company Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
4 40-ton Locomotive Cranes
3 150-ton Manitowoc Crawler Cranes
1 60-ton Manitowoc Crawler Crane
Penn Central
Dock #24 Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
Mobile Cranes
Penn Central
Dock #26 Cleveland Steveadore Company Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
4 40-ton Locomotive Cranes
3 150-ton Manitowoc Crawler Cranes
1 60-ton Manitowoc Crawler Crane
Penn Central
Dock #28 Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 150-ton Heavy Lift Stiff-leg Crane
Penn Central
Dock #30 Great Lakes International Corporation Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 150-ton Crawler Crane
1 100-ton Crawler Crane
1 60-ton Crawler Crane
Penn Central
Dock # 32 Great Lakes International Corporation Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 150-ton Crawler Crane
1 100-ton Crawler Crane
1 60-ton Crawler Crane
Penn Central
Erie / NYPANO (Old River) Erie Dock Company Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading:
3 Wellman Hulett-type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Erie - Lacawanna
Ford Motor Ford Motor Company Unloading:
Sand
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Penn Central
Huron Cement Huron Portland Cement Division Unloading:
Cement
Unloading:
Unloading Pipes
Erie-Lackawanna
International Salt International Salt Company Loading:
Salt
Loading:
1 Shuttle Conveyor Belt
Penn Central
L & M Properties Company Breckling Concrete Corporation Unloading:
Building Materials
Salt
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
No direct rail connection
Lower Republic-East Dock Republic Steel Corporation Unloading:
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
River Terminal
Lower Republic-West Dock Republic Steel Corporation Unloading:
Steel Turnings
Unloading:
Steel Turnings
River Terminal
Maro Coke Maro, Incorporated Loading:
Coke
Loading:
1 Shuttle Conveyor
Penn Central
Merwin Avenue Dock Cuyahoga Lime Company, Inc. Unloading:
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Penn Central
Montana Flour Mills International Milling Company Unloading:
Grain
Unloading:
Elevator
Penn Central
Nicholson Terminal Nicholson Cleveland Terminal Company Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Newsprint
Loading & Unloading:
2 12-ton Lorain Cranes
No direct rail connection
Ontario Stone #1 Ontario Stone Corporation Unloading:
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
No direct rail connection
Ontario Stone #2 Ontario Stone Corporation Unloading:
Stone
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
No direct rail connection
Otis (Cuyahoga River) Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Unloading:
Iron Ore
Limestone
Unloading:
2 5-ton Brown Hoists
1 15-ton Wellman
Limestone received only by self-unloader
Cuyahoga Valley
Peerless Cement Peerless Division, American Cement Corporation Unloading:
Cement
Unloading:
Self-Unloaders or Unloading Pipes
Penn Central
Riverfront Cleveland Steveadore Company Loading & Unloading:
Various Bulk Cargos
Loading & Unloading:
4 40-ton Locomotive Cranes
Baltimore & Ohio
Sand Products Sand Products Corporation Unloading:
Sand
Unloading:
Self-unloaders only
Penn Central
Sherwin - Williams Sherwin - Williams Company Unloading:
Grain
Unloading:
Elevator
Erie - Lackawanna R.R.
Sycamore Dock Cleveland Steveadore Company Loading & Unloading:
Various Commodities
Loading & Unloading:
4 40-ton Locomotive Cranes
Baltimore & Ohio