Looking from the mill at the old transfer elevator’s steel tanks.
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.
This picture is lit by a direct lightning strike of the building. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being in this giant open building the moment it channeled an electric explosion into the earth.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
On the National Mine property are two shafts, both serving the same workings. This one seems to have gotten some upgrades in the 1960s, judging from the condition of the metal.
Mushroom pillars hold up the dreams of so many, the profits of so few.
A tunnel that brought heat from the power plant to the Hart House. Since that building was demolished, this only served as a fallout shelter. To my knowledge, this was never used to move bodies to the incinerator. That was probably done with a vehicle and the lower entrance to the power station, which did dispose of TB victims for some time.
I did not take the escape ladder to the surface, but I am told it pops up in the middle of a hill next to the missile silo doors.