Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot.
Looking from abandoned to active. The end of Dock 6 often has a crane and some shacks on it, as the chutes aren’t used anymore. Instead, conveyors are installed on the land-side of the dock that fill docked vessels, making the end of the dock little more than a breakwater and a place to park repair and recovery equipment.
Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights.
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.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
A row of security lights line the roof of the power station.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.