Friends of Grain Elevators

Projects

Feasibility Study

We completed a feasibility study looking at the best way to celebrate the development and modern-day operation of Thunder Bay's grain port.

Voices of the Grain Trade

Our Voices of the Grain Trade collection holds over 200 recordings of industry workers from industry leaders to grain shovellers.
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Postcard Collection

Starting in the early 1900s, the Lakehead became famous as the world’s largest grain port. As a result, photographers snapped pictures of our elevators and featured them on postcards shipped world-wide.

Photos of the Grain Trade

We are actively looking for photos of our history. To date
we have over 300 items in our collection.

Grain Trade Memorabilia

We have started a small collection of grain-trade related items in the hope that one day they will form part of an official collection.

Historic Recognition

Friends of Grain Elevators received national historic recognition for Thunder Bay's impressive development as an international grain port.

Grain Days

The intriguing world of grain, its handling, shipping and uses are the themes of this yearly family fun day.

Displays

We have started a small collection of grain-trade related items in the hope that one day they will form part of an official collection.

Tours

Our website is an information hub showcasing stories, photos and other items to help the community join us in the fascinating story of Thunder Bay’s grain trade.

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