Ore Yard Sunrise Early bird gets the blast furnace. You gotta love that ore yard gantry crane. Similar Images ...based on the tags: cranes, dirt-roads, furnaces, smokestacks... Near Isabella, MB, frozen flooded fields expand to the horizon. Taken on a Voigtlander 25mm f/2.5 if you were wondering. Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire. It seemed the only way to get a view of the room was to climb above the mounds of rotting donations, now not even fit to burn. About a second after the explosives were triggered. This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop. One of the three ovens where the powder would be heater to over 2000 degrees… hot enough to fuse iron, but not hot enough to liquify it. This crane could reach any part of the power station floor. This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s. Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?