Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
A new loading shed to fill train cars.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
With its fresh paint, Lake Superior Elevator “I” almost looks contemporary, but it far outdates its neighbors, It replaced a wooden elevator by the same name in 1919.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.