Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds.
Storms and waves, focused by the Port of Wisconsin entry have focused the faces to tear-up these boards below.
Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
On my first visit to the roundhouse, the control booth was extant.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
Some guerilla art for passing drivers on I-94 East to enjoy. Artist unknown.