When the lake levels were especially low, the pilings of Dock 3 that are usually underwater were clearly visible between Dock 2 and Dock 4.
Fergus Falls State Hospital. Well, technically moonlight… but a with stars nonetheless! The orange glow from the left and in the rear of the building are exterior lights on associated–former State Hospital–buildings. All other light is from the full moon that evening.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
Exploring the plant while live Reggae plays nearby was bizarre.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.