The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
Looking toward Duluth from the top of a Dock 1 light tower. NP Dock 1 is on the left… an earlier competitor to Allouez. The stars reflect on Lake Superior.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
Found in one of the rooms that hosted an inpatient chemical dependency unit in its later years. Connect the dots yourself.