Sep 23, 2006

Rukert Terminals Corporation

The Port of Baltimore is dominated by the big terminals of the Maryland Port Authority, but there are several private outfits as well. The best known and the easiest to observe (from the grounds of Fort McHenry), is Rukert. The Rukert Terminals, located in Canton, Maryland, handle bulk, break-bulk, containers, and other cargo. They unload most of the salt that goes on the area's roadways when it snows. They also have their own lighthouse (you can see it in the second picture), a replica of one built on that very location in the 1830's.