Nov 7, 2006

Things fall apart

In 2001 Baltimore's last functioning grain pier collapsed into the harbor. Oddly enough, nobody cared enough to restore it, or build a new facility, not ADM, not CSX, not the Port of Baltimore. This left a lot of local farmers out in the cold. Fortunately a new grain transfer facility is being proposed for Havre de Grace along Norfolk Southern's "Old Bay Line." The old Baltimore facility, in Locust Point, is being converted into condos.