The conveyor between the shore and Dock 2. Note the gap in the aerial walkway that used to connect Dock 4 to the rest of the complex.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
Looking from the brewhouse at the death of its sister building, across Minnehaha.
The ’59’ is just a reference to that work station. Unfortunately the scrappers beat me to this machine–there was not much left besides the 2-ton shell and this control panel.
Scrappers infamously gutted the factory, but this one green conduit going from the sintering floor all the way to ground level seems to have been spared.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history.