The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
In the office at the end of the dock are two brooms. One is from the last ore train. One is from the last boat.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
I like the fading stencil paint.
A door covered in pen graffiti.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
On of the oldest buildings on the property. Look how wavy it’s become!