Port of Cates Landing

Cates Landing Opens in Impoverished Lake County

Jun 13, 2013

An economic boost 14 years in the making is open for operation in Lake County, Tenn., this week. The Port of Cates Landing on the Mississippi River opened to river traffic late last week with a port dock, harbor channel and transload facility.

The Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority announced Tuesday a $500,000 grant from the state to build a railroad spur from the port to nearby Tiptonville.