Ports and Harbors Along Ohio's North Coast

Aerial View Conneaut Port
Cleveland Press Collection

Profile of the Seaway Port of Conneaut, Ohio

On a late afternoon, over two hundred years ago, a party of 50 men including surveyors landed at what is known today as Conneaut's Seaway Port. At that time the area was part of the Western Reserve of Conneticut, and the landing party were representatives of the Conneticut Land Company, whose duty was to map the area. Today, Conneaut is one of the most frequented ports on Lake Erie.

This site provides access to a number of resources pertaining to Conneaut's Seaway Port.

See images from the Cleveland Press Collection taken of the harbor through the years or the Naef & Joslin Photographs Collection, sepia-toned professional photographs shot in 1900 by this Conneaut firm.

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.

Dock Information (1969)
Harbor Name Owner or Operator Cargo Equipment Railroad Connections
Dock #1 United States Steel Corporation Unloading:
Limestone
Unloading:
Self-Unloaders Only
Bessemer & Lake Erie
Dock #2 Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company Loading & Unloading:
Various Steel Products
Loading & Unloading:
Handling by ship's equipment
Bessemer & Lake Erie
Dock #3 / "P. & C." Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company Loading:
Coal
Loading:
Conveyor Fed Ship Loader With Telescopic Chute
Bessemer & Lake Erie
Dock #4 / "P. & C." Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading:
5 Wellman Hulett-Type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Bessemer & Lake Erie