Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Port of Saint Paul
Since the advent of steamboats in 1812, this landing has served as a tie-up location for countless numbers of commercial river vessels, from paddle-wheelers to tugs. From here, thousands of barges can be seen passing by each year, quietly ferrying tens-of-millions of tons of grain, lumber, rock and other commodities along St. Paul's riverfront to downstream ports of call and markets worldwide.
First named after a series of early local merchants, the site at the foot of the Jackson St. was later known simply as the "Lower Landing". In 1940, it was formally renamed for Col. George C. Lambert, champion of the river's 9-foot channel, which allows for commercial navigation. Congress approved the barge channel in 1930, fostering a vital and vibrant commercial transportation link that continues to this day.
Saint Paul Port Authority
Reinvesting in a Working River
Erected 1997 by Saint Paul Port Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 44° 56.764′ N, 93° 5.063′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker can be reached from Warner Road (County Highway 37) east of Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is along the St. Paul Mississippi River Trail, a walking/bike route next to the Mississippi River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Union Depot Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hackett Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Fahlstrom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul Rubber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northern Pacific Railway Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Reverend Lucien Galtier (approx. Ό mile away); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Also see . . . Lambert's Landing. NPS Mississippi National River and Recreation Area website entry:
"The good landing spots near the cliffs coupled with the rapids and falls further upstream made St. Paul the 'end of the line' for Mississippi River steamboat traffic. During the 1800s, St. Paul's Lower Landing was one of the busiest steamboat landings in the United States." (Submitted on July 9, 2011.)
Additional keywords. Lowertown
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.