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Still Studebaker

Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car's metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car's metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.

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    I have a unique perspective of the Allouez Ore Docks, and that's my usual perch on the last light hoop. Find out how the docks sound when the lake freezes. What it's like to watch a 1,000 foot ore carrier passing by in the fog. Finally, I go in detail to tell the history of this place, where boats and trains danced by the lake.

    Standing on the bricks of a demolished house, the framing from the side of a garage seems to form a cross. In the distance, one of the excavators swings back and forth, sending the coal seam straight to the furnaces.

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