Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
A typical building from the expanded starch line.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.