On top of the light hoop, 160-feet up, a ship comes into port, ready to load-up. If you look really close, you can see my shadow cast on the dock below, courtesy of the full moon.
Here, you can see the edge of the foundation of the 19th century roundhouse.
The same view in 2007. Superior, WI, some have said, is a suburb of Duluth, MN. It’s more like a sub-suburb, I would argue. It’s the industrial district that is technically in another state, one that sells beer on Sundays. Perspective is looking out of the mostly-disassembled larger (newer) elevator.
Sidewalks to a boarded barracks, each making the other obsolete in the night.
This was not always the top of the elevator.
A look down the 1950s foundry building, moments after sunset.
Sunrise in SEMI. The shadow of Kurth Malt is cast across ADM-Delmar #1. Clouds behind ADM-Delmar #4 light up. It’s cold and the air smells like train grease.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.