This part of the workhouse was sheathed in fiberglass, but now you can see its insides from a mile away.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
With its fresh paint, Lake Superior Elevator “I” almost looks contemporary, but it far outdates its neighbors, It replaced a wooden elevator by the same name in 1919.
The glow from the city is bright enough to read by.
The end of the dock disappears in the fog.
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.
The big door at the bottom of the concentrator was where a tram once connected to lower the (pre-) processed ore into the river valley, where the railroad was. It’s unclear whether this ever connected directly to Eureka’s Sunnyside mill, although it’s possible.
Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out.