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Excerpt from a sign about the grain terminal:

The Port of Seattle's grain terminal at Pier 86 was ready for use in November 1970.

The terminal is operated under a long-term lease by Cargill, Inc. [as of 1999, this is no longer true], the largest grain dealer in the nation. In 1979, the grain terminal loaded a record breaking 1,977,000 tons of grain to 85 vessels.

The area, created by barging in 2.8 million cubic yards of fill, comprises about 40 acres, and is triangular in shape.


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