The building behind Daisy was demolished, leaving these tanks and a pointless conveyorway. Now it’s bricked (see over door near right corner of mill) and the tanks are exposed to the elements. There are a few holes in the area that have a healthy drop, so you should avoid the area.
The old gate sign, leaned against one of the terminal elevators.
The last trace of Mitchell, Minnesota is a pile of cans on the side of the main street, Mitchell Avenue. These will be recognizable for another century or so, for future history-minded explorers.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
…a little close for comfort.
This steel cup on the card would move molten copper to the caster from the furnace.