A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
A tunnel that brought heat from the power plant to the Hart House. Since that building was demolished, this only served as a fallout shelter. To my knowledge, this was never used to move bodies to the incinerator. That was probably done with a vehicle and the lower entrance to the power station, which did dispose of TB victims for some time.
One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
One of the many exposed steam tunnels, unearthed by erosion and broken into by farm tractors and bored kids.