The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.
I wonder if these handcarts will become decoration for the hotel being building next to the silos.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them.
The control room for Manitoba Pool Elevator #3 was the most modern of any I saw in Thunder Bay. Apparently, 25 men were working on the day this elevator shut down.
Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.