As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.
“Public WHSE” on the side of Osborn.
Gulls check in on me while I climb around the roof of one of the train shds of SWP #4. FP-100C.
When ‘men’ meant ‘worker’.
Looking out upon Mill City through the lens of FLOUR, highlighted in pink and low clouds. This sign has recently been converted into LED lighting.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
Standing on the ruins of the former sister dock, looking back at the soon-to-be-demolished family member. The pilings I stood on for the shot were those of the Chicago and North Western RR #3 which was dismantled in 1960 and used to be 2,040-feet long.
Far away, you can see the red lights on the steam plant smokestack. To the extreme right is the beginning of the Minneapolis skyline. Paint (where this was taken) and Assembly (where the blue light is) were connected with a long skyway that carried completed trucks to be painted. I assume the device in the foreground burned volatiles from the painting process.
The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.