Looking toward Fort William (Western) Elevator from the top of Superior Elevator. Fort William is bordered on the south and east by this wide, winding railyard. Note the pretty and quaint brick offices of the Western.
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.
Looking out of the demolished skyway. Note the big hole in the floor. The lens is too wide to keep my foot out of it… I’m hanging in the superstructure that I climbed to make this photo.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.
Looking from the brewhouse at the death of its sister building, across Minnehaha.
A panorama next to a long abandoned adit. The tram has seen better days.
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
Frankie on the White Pine Mine vehicle access shaft. The mine was traditional inside… all room-and-pillar.