Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
Note the severed skyway–that led to a set of grain elevators that have since been demolished.
Watching the demolition of one stockhouse from another. The two cranes were removing steel storage tanks.
I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.