Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
Spare firebox bricks palleted on the second floor, is if it was going to be repaired.
This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!
A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.
These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators.
Looking up from the ground floor at the various levels of the sugar mill.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6