Sour mash had to be fermented before being used for whiskey making. Nearly all bourbon uses it.
The mostly-empty distilling room is easy to spot from the outside because of the distinctive round window.
Cracked gauges have a certain quality that hearkens to movies, I think. One can imagine the gauges going off the scales before dramatically cracking, throwing glass right at the camera. This damage, however, is unfortunate vandalism.
A sign of where man met machine.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
A ship passes the abandoned dock on its way to Duluth. Taconite dust stains the sides of its hull red.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.