The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
A bridge crosses the main street of the village; one that goes nowhere. Ambiguity intended.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.
Looking at the entrance of the powerplant from its lowest catwalk.
C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands…
Looking at the last wall of the hotel from the banks of the river.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
A retrofitted dust collector stands out from the geometry of the roofline.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.