This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
Looking out from a hallway on the third floor where a ceiling and roof should be. I could not stand in the room, as the floor had collapsed into the basement, but I could put my camera out at arm’s length and fire a few pictures upward, which is how I came away with this image!
Looking toward Duluth from the top of a Dock 1 light tower. NP Dock 1 is on the left… an earlier competitor to Allouez. The stars reflect on Lake Superior.
A self portrait from more than a decade ago.
West Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
A full harbor on a hot summer evening, just after twilight, as seen from atop the castle walls.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.