Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
Superior Entry’s lights, backlit by the aurora borealis. In the distance, you can see the lights of Two Harbors.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
A sizable crane on the corner of the engine house still swings out.
Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water.