A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
In the distance, a semi truck kicks up fresh rain from the highway. As seen from the top of the steel blast door.
The underwater superstructure of the dock was visible through these big holes.
Looking through the loading platform of Frontenac Mine toward Black Hawk. In 1900, you would see Druid Mine on the left and Aduddell on the right.
A 24-hour clock that reeks of the 1970s. A ladder stenciled “LTV”–the failed steel company that built this dock. There is more, if you look closer.
If you look carefully along the side of the slip alongside this image of Cargill B-2, you will see the remains of the crane stops when this was a Hannah coal dock.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Here you can see the end of the scrapping phase in 2011.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.