An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
North of the assembly complex is a storage network of earthen and concrete bunkers.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape.
He had the knees of a stallion. RIP.
The only good shot I have of the top of Battery A, in the upper left. Though it seemed to have been disused before its neighbor it had a lot less growth on it.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.