Let’s play a game called “FIND THE PIGEON”! There is one bird in this photo of dust collectors atop the King Elevator train shed.
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.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
Looking at ADM-1 from beside ADM-4, back when ADM-4 had a train shed and ADM-1 had a skyway. In the thick woods beneath the skyway was a long time homeless camp… most of its residents were very friendly.
The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.
Where the approach meets the dock.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.