20 Person Life Boat The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: boats, left-behind, long-exposures, peeling-paint, pulleys, shadows, stencils... This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine. When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs. This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete. The concrete annex elevator had interesting graffiti. Much of it from the 1980s and 1990s. Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation. Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy! I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short. The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships. The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.