One of the last improvements to this elevator was the addition of a new scale in 1968.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
When I first saw Ogilvie’s from the ground, I promised myself to look back when i found my way into this little pitched outcropping which seemed to have the best view of Thunder Bay I could imagine. It turns out, though, that there is no floor in that section; it is just extended machine access! Oh well. Mount McKay in the background in the last light.
On the extended engine bay…
There big filters helped the mill sort through the flour, for additional milling, for example.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
Inside the Beulah elevator were all of the original notices and notices. These are instructions for filling rail cars with flour sacks.
A yellow house above the mineshaft.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.