From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
The light towers of Allouez seem romantic compared to the street lights atop Dock 5.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder.
The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
This picture shows the challenges of moving around underground in the base.
A collapsing and unstable building.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.