2013. As part of the Head House’s facelift, it’s gotten new windows. However, you can now still see where the conveyor-way connected this building with the elevators behind it in the upper right of the image.
The complex was so big that trains could make deliveries through the middle of it, passing below this striped skyway.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
The underwater superstructure of the dock was visible through these big holes.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
Gulls check in on me while I climb around the roof of one of the train shds of SWP #4. FP-100C.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Like a grave marker, a single post remembers where Dock 3 stood on the bay.
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.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.