…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
It’s not hard to see how Germany could turn these into a prison overnight.
I believe these hooks were meant for hanging filters to dry.
The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion.
Science Alert. When the sun strikes an object, that object absorbs some of the infared light in the form of heat. The heat absorbed by the old Soo dock absorbed and radiated that energy to melt off the snow from the ice around it, making it very reflective.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.