I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.