Big Float A full harbor on a hot summer evening, just after twilight, as seen from atop the castle walls. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boats, bridges, clouds, festivals, lake-superior, long-exposures, police, reflections, water... The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings. At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows. The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps. The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up. Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin. Looking through the trestle toward the ghost town. A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here. Cobbled walkways followed the assembly lines. Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock.