Jumping Onto Dock Four The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: catwalks, demolition, frankie, lake-superior, people, pilings, sunsets... Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves. I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect. The approach to the dock is rigidly geometric. I always thought its outline was beautiful against the lake that, by contrast, was always moving. This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator. The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps. Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock. Camera: Pentax 67. Below the historic National Guard Armory. A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?