A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here.
One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
Where equipment was scrapped.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
Hunter climbing up to the coal tower.
Some of the ruins are way off the beaten path… foundations of tank stands and pillars of buildings that never had walls or roofs.
Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.