I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart.
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
This is the real reason I slept in the top of the power plant that summer night; not for the storm, but for the sunrise. Almost everything visible here is abandoned.
The Comm Room’s portals once supported many more conduits.
A cloud moves across the attic in front of the window. How? A photographer’s secret.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!