The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.
The original metal sign over the porticos.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
Demolition following the arson of the Administration Building.
A wrecked pressure gauge and employee time cards.
Storms and waves, focused by the Port of Wisconsin entry have focused the faces to tear-up these boards below.