Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.
A typical hallway in the rocket assembly line.
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
In the brewhouse between the preheating tank and kettle room. The spiral staircase goes into a kettle annex where a few smaller stainless steel kettles hide. If you looked right from this frame you would see the bottom of one of the kettles like the bottom of a steel mixing bowl.