Ballast Record A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior. Similar Images ...based on the tags: books, boxes, desks, left-behind, paperwork... A reminder on the Gilman union board not to buy Coors beer. Read more here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/coors-boycott-when-beer-can-signaled-your-politics An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed. In one of the small offices there’s this machine that bills itself as “The Recorder.” I’m an old tech geek and I still don’t know what this really does. I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town. The machine stood the Atlas missile up vertically over the blast pit, launching position, once the roof opened. Ready for some science? Strap-in and get your goggles. Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place. The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid. In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.