The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
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.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
My friends know that redheads are my greatest weakness.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.