Buckets in the Grind Room The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: benches, buckets, chutes, dirty, grimy, letters... The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed. …a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond. A closeup of the key to the Dominion (aka Government of Canada) Elevator manlift. That it needed such a guide does not inspire confidence. A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock. The chief engineer had many phones. It’s my guess one connects to the pilot house and the other connects to the emergency steerage station that’s mid-deck. The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force. These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them. A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous. After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.