Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…
Steam pipes squirm around the stacks.
If you look close you can see a figure on the water tower.
The lights of the active docks keep the retired #6 up all night.
The same view in 2007. Superior, WI, some have said, is a suburb of Duluth, MN. It’s more like a sub-suburb, I would argue. It’s the industrial district that is technically in another state, one that sells beer on Sundays. Perspective is looking out of the mostly-disassembled larger (newer) elevator.
Cobbled walkways followed the assembly lines.
A ship passes the abandoned dock on its way to Duluth. Taconite dust stains the sides of its hull red.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.
The gauges on left of frame are the steam pressure indicators for the various steam-powered components around the ship, like the steering engine and windlass motors. Below the gauges are a case of tiny wooden parts drawers… note the ancient oiling can on the locker near the upper-right corner of the frame.