The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
The floor IS the machine…
In the nurses’ dormitories, beds, couches and chairs still sit. It’s unclear whether these are remnants of the homeless shelter in the 80s or the actual nurses.
A big door into the fire pump room.
This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.