The conveyor belt prevented cranes from accessing the left side of the dock, so cranes were mounted to the gantry crane to maintain the ore chutes on the side.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place.
A volcano (?) under a window.
Behind a nurse’s station.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
At sunrise the fog rose near the solvent recovery line. You can barely read the “XXX” warning.