Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
One of the smallest of the many elevators in Thunder Bay, this little elevator held corn for the glucose and starch lines.
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!
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.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.
The entrance to the area where staff could sleep.
My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.