This is an active industrial site and therefore may look different than photos – things change and move around constantly. Most areas are available but might be so at an extra charge, i.e. the pier and the salt pile (which is gone for summer) – Salt pile below is gone but there is another pile that’s more interesting not in shots. The pier can sometimes be made available but its difficult to shoot – we discourage shooting here because its hard to get equipment unto it, and dangerous – insurance requirements increase when shooting on pier
Special insurance requirements
Scouting is mandatory, motorhome mandatory, no heat, no air conditioning, electricity is very minimal if any, and some of the areas are off limits at times, this is why scouting is very important
First scout is No Charge. All subsequent scouts are a fee of $225.00 per scout to be paid cash on scout day. Everyone who comes to site must have a valid state ID for checkin.
This location does not hoold dates unless a fee is paid – 25% of total price of booking – and is non refundable
Some areas are more run down now, piles of rocks etc change daily, this is a working site
Fees vary according to areas of use – needs at least one week notice to clear
Access to side buildings on site (not the main building) is by 6-foot metal ladder and can be dangerous – some of the the areas have been restricted
The stairwell leading up to the 2nd floor of the smaller brick building near the grain terminal has been removed, 2nd floor accessible via ladder, or a gangway (extra fee)
Taxi’s/black car’s NOT PERMITTED on property. All crew have to get out @ main entrance and walk inside. No personal cars allowed on property. Only car permitted is 1-SUV. All cars are to park on street over by esplanade which is 400 feet away from main gate.
No gear may be kept overnight unless storage fees are paid, and even then not always possible
The Ship + Pier + Rock Piles are separate fees from the main Silo/Grain terminal area.
Workers comp proof is mandatory for all shoots
Very Important, this location requires Credit in all magazines that shoot here, this will be mandatory at all times