Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
Paint lines were constantly monitored through big windows. Adjustments could be made on the dedicated consoles. This is what most of the painting floor looked like.
If you look close you can see a figure on the water tower.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
A stern-mounted spotlight and a fleet of former US Army tugs that are still used to break ice and nudge ships into slips.
The quenching water was reused over and over.
The chapel (left) and surgical suite (straight on) move in an out of view as fog rolls up from the St. Louis River valley.