Ports and Harbors Along Ohio's North Coast

Aerial View Toledo Port
Cleveland Press Collection

Profile of the Port of Toledo, Ohio

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

See images from the Cleveland Press Collection taken of the harbor through the years or view a map of the port from the U. S. Army Engineer District, Detroit as published in the Great Lakes Harbor Study - Interim Report on Toledo Harbor, Ohio in 1959.

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
Anderson The Andersons Loading: Grain
Loading: Elevator

Norfolk & Western Ry.
Penn Central
Unloading: Fertilizer
Rock Salt
Unloading: Self-unloaders only
Ceres, Inc. / Berths #5 & #6 Ceres, Inc. Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 110-ton Traveling Gantry Crane
Chesapeake & Ohio
East Side Dock #1 Kuhlman Builders Supply & Brick Company Unloading:
Sand
Unloading:
1 1-1/2-ton Locomotive Crane
Penn Central
East Side Elevator Cargill, Inc. Loading:
Grain
Loading:
Elevator
Penn Central
Huron Cement National Gypsum Company, Huron Portland Cement Division Unloading:
Cement
Unloading:
Unloading Pipes
Penn Central
Lakefront-East Pier Toledo Lakefront Dock Co. Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Car Dumper
Baltimore & Ohio
Penn Central
Lakefront-Middle Pier (East Side) Toledo Lakefront Dock Co. Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Heyl & Patterson Car Dumper
Baltimore & Ohio
Penn Central
Lakefront-Middle Pier (West Side) Toledo Lakefront Dock Co. Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Heyl & Patterson Car Dumper
Baltimore & Ohio
Penn Central
Lakefront-West Pier Toledo Lakefront Dock Co. Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading:
2 Wellman Hulett-Type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
2 Wellman Hulett-Type 20-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Baltimore & Ohio
Penn Central
Mid-States Mid-States Terminals, Inc. Loading:
Grain
Loading:
Elevator
Baltimore & Ohio
Nicholson Nicholson Concrete Company Unloading:
Sand
Slag
Unloading:
2 2-ton Crawler Cranes
1 10-1/2-ton Locomotive Crane
Penn Central
Old Sand Products Kuhlman Builders Supply & Brick Company Unloading:
Sand
Unloading:
Crawler Cranes
Baltimore & Ohio
Presque Isle-East Pier Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Krupp-Ardelt Conveyor and Tower with Telescopic Chute
Chesapeake & Ohio
Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading
3 Wellman Hulett-Type 17-ton Automatic Ore Unloaders
Presque Isle-Middle Pier (East Side) Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Brown Hoist Car Dumper
Chesapeake & Ohio
Presque Isle-Middle Pier (West Side) Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Loading:
Coal
Loading & Unloading:
1 Brown Hoist Car Dumper
Chesapeake & Ohio
Presque Isle-West Pier Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Loading:
Coal
Loading:
1 Brown Hoist Car Dumper
Chesapeake & Ohio
Toledo Furnace Interlake Steel Company Loading:
Pig Iron
Loading:
Only by ship's equipment
Norfolk & Western
Unloading:
Iron Ore
Unloading:
3 5-ton Hoover & Masons
Toledo Harbor Warehouse Toledo Harbor Warehousing Corporation Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
Handled by ship's equipment
Penn Central
Toledo Marine Terminal / Morton Salt Toledo Marine Terminals, Inc. Loading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 5-ton Mobile Crane
1 25-ton Mobile Crane
1 40-ton Stiff Leg Derrick Crane
Salt by Self-unloader only
Penn Central
Unloading:
General Cargo
Salt (Morton Salt)
Toledo Overseas / Diamond Crystal Salt Co. / Berths #1 , #2 & #3 Toledo Overseas Terminal Loading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 40-ton Crane
2 45-ton Gantry Cranes
2 60-ton Lima Mobile Cranes
Salt by Self-unloader only
Chesapeake & Ohio
Unloading:
General Cargo
Salt (Diamond Crystal Salt)
Toledo Port Authority / Berths #4 & #7 Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Loading & Unloading:
General Cargo
Loading & Unloading:
1 50-ton Gantry Crane
1 110-ton Traveling Gantry Crane
Chesapeake & Ohio
West Side Dock #2 Kuhlman Builders Supply & Brick Company Unloading:
Sand
1 1-ton Crawler Crane
2 2-ton Crawler Cranes
Penn Central