Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
Like a grave marker, a single post remembers where Dock 3 stood on the bay.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
The exterior of the factory is unassuming
Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
No, it’s not your Mac’s desktop, it’s a beautiful Lake Superior night. Taken from near the former Pittsburgh and Reading Anthracite Plant. You can see the frame that used to hold the lifeboat that was auctioned in 2006 to the left of the Pilot House.
From Main Street, looking straight up at the A Mill, only the silence makes one think that nobody’s still inside, grinding grain into Pillsbury’s Best.