This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
A light-painted portrait of one of the few remaining carts that moved everything from fresh eggs to soiled laundry through the tunnels.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
Unintentional art comes in the form of a beet juice slurry baffle.
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
The tower of Dominion certainly dominates the elevator row.