The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
Reflections of graffiti during spring melt.
A great lakes freighter slowly passes SK Wheat Pool 4 with ‘The Sleeping Giant’ in the background. Arista 100.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
The red brick elevator is reflected in the flooded railyard. Note the saturated red square on the elevator, where the ‘4’ was scrubbed off. FP-100c.
The windows reflect the sky. The bricks hit the ground.