Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
This crane could reach any part of the power station floor.
In the corner of the former school grounds…
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
On the roof, looking toward Jay Cook Park over the ruins of the Hart House. You can see how Nopmeing (“out in the woods) got its name. Fujicolor 100 on Leica M7.