Friends of Grain Elevators



Do you have a photo collection to donate or lend to us for scanning, we'd be pleased to add them to our growing collection. Our collection includes images of workers, elevator construction and renovation, disasters, operating equipment, and more.

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Stories Brian Mallon, Manager_B 3


The grain industry as it is represented by the iconic terminal elevators on Thunder Bay's waterfront comes alive when people who know or work in the industry share their stories. We hope you will take the time to share yours.

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Day-by-day our grain trade history is disappearing, often just being tossed into the garbage because those who collected it no longer have the space.  If you find yourself with elevator-related items on your hands, please contact us. We'd love to evaluate their importance to our history before they pass into extinction. Perhaps, we will have a place for them in our little collection.


Time and Expertise

Our group, Friends of Grain Elevators, runs on volunteers. If you have an interest in the industry and its history, please consider taking an active role in our work. For more information, click the button below, or visit the join section of our website.

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