A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.
Dirty filters for some equipment hang, awaiting a purpose.
Old boathouses near the dock.
A typical room in Birtle.
The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.