The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
A firedoor dating to the original car barn is roped off, anticipating demolition.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
Where equipment was scrapped.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
What you see is not a crack in the floor, but a long vine extending ten feet onto the shop floor, as if reaching in to escape the wind and rain.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.