Demolition crews got a taste of this 5-story power plant and decided to take a month-long smoke break. Here’s the bite.
The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours.
I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
The ruins of the the Hubert Mine over the ruins of Nevadaville. Its ore was taken through the town to a mill below it.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.