Because of the dangers of storing the materials to make explosives as well as the explosives themselves, there were earthen bunkers all across the plant like this.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
Looking through the center of a scrapped generator, its copper long scrapped.
On the second floor of the former casket plant, which was retrofitted with a conveyor system to coat finished products.
Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
If you look carefully along the side of the slip alongside this image of Cargill B-2, you will see the remains of the crane stops when this was a Hannah coal dock.
One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within.