As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
The shed in the front was full of worker supplies–namely goggles and heavy leather gloves. Molten copper isn’t a friendly thing to handle.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
The side of the oldest building on the property, the former casket factory.
Looking into the engine works from the concrete addition.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.