A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
When you’re incoming’s piling up with paint chips, what’s one to do? Call in a sick?
Lessons from the day.
A typical room in Birtle.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed.
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.
More than half a century of plans rot in the shadows, seemingly useless.