The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
Looking out of the “back door”, where equipment could be lifted into the factory with a crane. The bottom of the coal conveyor can be seen outside.
Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?