A long exposure of the launch pad and its dedicated guard shack. In the middle of the base is a tall antenna which was part of the MARS program during the Gulf War. The MARS program helped connect calls between deployed soldiers and their families.
These were some of the most attractive shops of all the mines in the area. It’s no wonder Hanna Mining wanted to use them as their center of operations in the Iron River district.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.
Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
Squinting from the top floor through the skyway, one can feel small, like they’re in a heavy industrial dollhouse.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.