Negative twenty looks much warmer in retrospect, wouldn’t you say? Taken through the window of a gantry crane cab.
The bridge here moved workers between the dock, the approach tracks, and refueling buildings.
Snow flies across the frame as the sunken cribbing freezes bellow the concrete.
A lime auger and massive feet of the lime hopper.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
Portland Huron and downtown Duluth from the end of the Elevator A slip.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]