The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
Kat dancing down the trestle, which is one of the highest in the state, standing about 100 feet over the road. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
The old approach, almost in its entirety as I found it.
Where the approach meets the dock.
This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is.
When I saw this section, I knew the dock was abandoned.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
The dock is still lit at night and it casts shadows over the rust-welded ore doors.
Looking between the asbestos house and mineral (lime) house.
A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
Standing next to the now-demolished records room.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
A collapsing and unstable building.