Regauging is the process wherein barrels are opened and the whiskey is tested in various ways, especially in its alcohol content.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
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.
A corner of the addition is lined with glass cabinets, formerly filled with beds.
The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why?
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.