Storms and waves, focused by the Port of Wisconsin entry have focused the faces to tear-up these boards below.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
Cheratte lives on in the shadow of its abandoned coal mine, although most of the shops are abandoned and many of the city’s landmarks have fallen into disrepair. Like other Belgian mining towns, those who have stayed in the town have kept up their apartments, so much of the company-building duplexes and homes are in great condition.
In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!