Superior "Grand Trunk Pacific Elevator"
A view of the Superior workhouse along the slip, with the annex in behind. This "L-shaped" configuration of structures became a popular terminal design across the waterfront.
A wide view of the Superior terminal taken from the air. A ship loads at the end of the dock using a loading gallery because the water is too shallow closer to the shore. Rail cars wait on the tracks to be unloaded.
A modern storage addition to the Superior terminal on the inland side of the property.
An aerial view of the Mission River terminals. Superior (left) is loading a huge ship with its loading gallery. G3 terminal stands in behind to the right.
Another angle of Superior terminal loading a ship with its loading gallery.
Another view of the Superior loading gallery with a ship below. The grain is elevated along this series of enclosed conveyor belts and then emptied through spouts onto the ships.
A winter scene of the full Superior terminal. A ship sits in the slip and rail cars wait to be unloaded on the tracks. G3 terminal is visible in behind Superior.
A side view of Cargill with a ship loading at the far end of the slip using the loading gallery.
A view of Cargill terminal taken from inland. A ship loads from the loading gallery, and rail cars wait to be unloaded. The old green Cargill signs are visible on the terminal's various buildings.
A view of Cargill terminal taken from the end of the slip looking inland. The beige annexes belong to the next-door G3 terminal.
A close up view of the loading gallery at Superior terminal. Each level of the gallery has a long spout that reaches back down to the ships. A dredge works in the slip so ships can dock safely.
A close up view of the Superior workhouse wall facing the annex. The outline of the old "Grand Trunk Pacific" sign is still visible.
An early construction photo of the Grand Trunk Pacific Elevator. Wooden crib framing and reinforced concrete was used throughout the terminal. Photo taken June 1, 1909.
An engineering plan of Grand Trunk Pacific Elevator made by CD Howe Company.