Note the really old carvings in the mineral-stained sandstone on the walls and ceiling. This little cave was walled-off on one end, making me wonder what the area was for. Lighting is a set of three candles and two LED flashlights and a cigarette.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
A polaroid (FP100c, actually) of the newer grain car dumper.
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.
The backside of Inglis’ elevator row, a Canadian National Heritage site, where 5 elevators still stand over CPR tracks.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.