Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights.
The chalkboard in the filtering plant reminds new visitors of the last day.
In the office at the end of the dock are two brooms. One is from the last ore train. One is from the last boat.
A super-long exposure of the side of the middle of Daisy Elevator, built in 1927. The oldest silos are closest to the mill and date to 1916. They were expanded toward Superior in 1927 and 1941. The total capacity is about 500,000 bushels.
Before Portland-Huron Cement’s Duluth Plant was (mostly) demolished and (partly) turned into a hotel, the top of its silos gave a cinematic view of elevator row.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.