Note the wood and rubber wheels on this powder cart.
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
Hunter climbing up to the coal tower.
The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.
Kurth bears a ghost sign. Recently, its main sign was destroyed by graffiti artists in 2015.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
Heavy wood doors for keeping people in.
Looking out the second-floor lighthouse office window. On this visit, the last ice of the season was slowly drifting into the harbor.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.