Looking out toward Redore from the second floor of the workshop. This is why I love living in Minnesota.
A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL.
Mounted in an office.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.
The two exhaust vents coming out from the boilers en route to the stacks. Plywood marks where where catwalks were removed to extract equipment.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.