A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
Looking at the last wall of the hotel from the banks of the river.
I slid into the mill through the top floor, near where the rock-grinding ball mills were left to rust. I look around, taking in the most intact gold mill I’ve ever explored. Movement attracted my eye to the ceiling, where I found something staring back, a raven was observing me with some interest. It had been a while since I have brushed up on the folklore and mythology, but I took it as a good sign. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
David Aho pictured.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
The main buildings were mostly interconnected and in good condition. The dry air helps to preserve the wooden structures.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
The main rail artery for Thunder Bay passes Ogilvie’s.