The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
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.
A collapsing and unstable building.
Looking between the asbestos house and mineral (lime) house.
The old approach, almost in its entirety as I found it.
This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
When I saw this section, I knew the dock was abandoned.
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 dock is still lit at night and it casts shadows over the rust-welded ore doors.
Where the approach meets the dock.
Standing next to the now-demolished records room.