Jackson to Riverland for grain

herbertcjackson20130621_9228I woke up this morning (Friday, June 21, 2013) and thought I saw the Herbert C. Jackson backing down the Duluth harbor toward the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. I also noticed that the bridge was not going up. I later found out the Jackson came into port at 5:27 in the morning and went to the Calumet Fuel dock for fuel. Her destination was the Riverland Ag grain terminal (formerly Cargill) which she passed on her way to the fuel dock. What I saw was her backing down the harbor from the fuel dock so she could turn into the Riverland Ag (above) to load grain.
A while later, I took the  picture above of her at the dock. Later still, I received this picture (below) from John Zywicki who works at Riverland Ag, a view not many of us have seen before.


  1. It is confusing since the terminal has changed owners several times over the last 5 or 6 years. It is the ‘old’ Cargill dock that sits between the General Mills and AGP. On the Port Authority map, it is still called Duluth Storage. Many of the people who work there have remained there thru all the ownership changes.

    • Here is some more info:
      Riverland Ag Corp. engages in the handling, storage, and trading of grain. It owns and operates 14 grain storage facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, New York, and Ontario, Canada. The company was formerly known as Whitebox Commodities Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Riverland Ag Corp. in April 2011. Riverland Ag Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in Duluth, Minnesota. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Riverland Ag Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Ceres Global Ag Corp.

  2. Pat Meisner says:

    Neat pix, I like to see where the “real work” is being done.

    Since I’m usually viewing this from a distance, I use the Duluth Seaway Port Authority map to get an idea where things are, http://www.duluthport.com/port-map.php – but there’s no Riverland Ag on their map. 🙁 Is it named something else on their map, or can you give me some info on where it is?

    Grammie Pat
    West St. Paul, MN

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