A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.
A clicky-flippy clock is having some kind of malfunction.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
Empty equipment racks behind a missile launcher.
In the mid-2000s, Peavey sealed the spaces between their Electric Steel Elevator bins. What they unwittingly created was a graffiti time capsule. “Impeach Bush”.
What looks to be a skip for repairing the dock, in the concrete steeple.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion.
1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet.