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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lambert's Landing

Port of Saint Paul

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
1. Lambert's Landing Marker
Inscription. 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.

[Port Authority logo]
Saint Paul Port Authority
Reinvesting in a Working River
1997

 
Erected 1997 by Saint Paul Port Authority.
 
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. Touch for map
Lambert's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
2. Lambert's Landing Marker
. Marker is along the St. Paul Mississippi River Trail, a walking/bike route next to the Mississippi River. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America.
 
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. mile away); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Lambert's Landing. "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.) 

2. US Army Corps of Engineers. Navigation. (Submitted on July 9, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Lowertown
Lambert's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
3. Lambert's Landing Marker
[right foreground]

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Lambert's Landing image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
4. Lambert's Landing

[sign across from marker]
This Vessel or Facility is currently operating at
MARSEC Level 1
Security Level
Minimum appropriate protective security measures shall be maintained at all times in accordance to the Vessel or Facility Security Plan
MARSEC Level 1 corresponds to the Homeland Security Advisory System
Green, Blue, Yellow
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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