The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
Standing on the ruins of the former sister dock, looking back at the soon-to-be-demolished family member. The pilings I stood on for the shot were those of the Chicago and North Western RR #3 which was dismantled in 1960 and used to be 2,040-feet long.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
The pipes in the boiler would be full of water, so the heat in the furnace.
The top floor of the nitrating house was full of switches and breakers for the operation below, each bearing a label and number. Nowadays everything is printed, but when INAAP was built, all these signs were painted by hand.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
One of the oldest buildings had a wide central staircase with well worn steps. They were utilitarian and beautiful.