Comment from Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans 2007 Nov 9

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From: Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Date: 2007 Nov 9
Subj: Pier 86 info


While in Seattle a couple of days ago, I came across the Pier 86 grain elevator (in the process of loading a ship). It seems that the same sign that you read is still there. Aside from its apparently being 8 years out of date now, the thing that puzzled me was the bit about having loaded a record of just under two million TONS in the previous year and having teh capability of being expanded to a capcity of 4.5 million BUSHELS. 2 million tons is already a lot more than 4.5 million bushels. Is one the conveyor capacity per year, while the other is storage capacity? Inquiring minds want to know, so, on returning home, I googled "Cargill Terminal Seattle" and found your wedsite. It doesn't answer my basic question, but did provide some additonal information and was very interesting. Thanks for takign the time and effort to put up that website.


Hmm. Maybe they were metric bushels? No, wait, that doesn't make any sense.