Looking down at the Port Arthur Ore Dock from Manitoba Pool Elevator #3. The conveyor belts are gone and King Elevator is in the far distance.
A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
The curtain closes officially when the walls crack under the weight of winter snow.
I did not take the escape ladder to the surface, but I am told it pops up in the middle of a hill next to the missile silo doors.