Fort William Elevator
The Fort William Elevator, last known as Western Grain By-products, is a gem of an elevator on the north bank of the Kaministiquia River, which empties into Lake Superior. The site includes railway, storage & handling, and water shipping components. The elevator, which received its first shipment in 1913, was a state of the art terminal that incorporated cutting edge construction techniques. The FWE Company ran a full-page ad proudly outlining the terminal’s innovative features.
With a capacity of 1,750,000 bushels, Western Grain has successfully transferred millions of tonnes to receiving ports around the world.
Date of Opening:
Fort William Elevator Company
To be announced
Initial Railway Service:
1,750,000 bushels; 48 concrete bins
2,500 locally sources jack pine piles