Blog Ohio Real Estate Law / 06.13.2016

Ohio’s Harbors: Facts and Statistics

By Connie S. Carr

A couple of weeks ago, I published information regarding Ohio EPA’s dredged material program. Today I want to provide some fun facts about each of Ohio’s 8 harbors on Lake Erie.  All information was obtained from statistics provided by the Ohio EPA.

Toledo Harbor

8,800,000 tons of commodities (coal, petroleum, aggregates, metal products, limestone, grain, chemicals, iron ore, steel products, cement, ores, minerals, flour and sugar) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $7,070,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $[1,370,000,000] per year in personal income. Toledo accounts for 55% of the dredged material each year, averaging 850,000 cubic yards. This equals 114,750 dump trucks filled and lined up for 652 miles.

Sandusky Harbor

3,000,000 tons of commodities (coal and salt) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $604,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $30,100,000 per year in personal income. Sandusky accounts for 9% of the dredged material each year, averaging 140,000 cubic yards. This equals 18,900 dump trucks filled and lined up for 107 miles.

Huron Harbor

367,000 tons of commodities (limestone and grain) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $63,200,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $18,500,000 per year in personal income. Huron accounts for 6% of the dredged material each year, averaging 95,000 cubic yards. This equals 12,825 dump trucks filled and lined up for 73 miles.

Lorain Harbor

988,000 tons of commodities (aggregates, ores, limestone, minerals and chemicals) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $215,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $60,100,000 per year in personal income. Lorain accounts for 4% of the dredged material each year, averaging 66,667 cubic yards. This equals 9,000 dump trucks filled and lined up for 51 miles.

Cleveland Harbor

11,500,000 tons of commodities (sand, gravel, salt, limestone, iron ore, cement, concrete, general cargo and liquid bulk) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $10,500,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $2,170,000,000 per year in personal income. Cleveland accounts for 15% of the dredged material each year, averaging 225,000 cubic yards. This equals 30,375 dump trucks filled and lined up for 173 miles.

Fairport Harbor

1,500,000 tons of commodities (aggregates, ores, limestone and minerals) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $161,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $40,100,000 per year in personal income. Fairport accounts for 5% of the dredged material each year, averaging 75,000 cubic yards. This equals 10,125 dump trucks filled and lined up for 58 miles.

Ashtabula Harbor

5,000,000 tons of commodities (coal, iron ore, limestone, chemicals, ores and minerals) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $2,960,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $611,000,000 per year in personal income. Ashtabula accounts for 3% of the dredged material each year, averaging 50,000 cubic yards. This equals 6,750 dump trucks filled and lined up for 38 miles.

Conneaut Harbor

4,800,000 tons of commodities (coal, iron ore, limestone, lime, ores and minerals) are moved through the harbor. This activity generated $3,160,000,000 in business revenue with jobs that generated $850,000,000 per year in personal income. Conneaut accounts for 3% of the dredged material each year, averaging 40,000 cubic yards. This equals 5,400 dump trucks filled and lined up for 31 miles.