The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
Regauging is the process wherein barrels are opened and the whiskey is tested in various ways, especially in its alcohol content.