If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.
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.
Sometime soon, maybe in early 2016, someone will have this view from their office or condo.
This roof hasn’t budged under the weight of snow, instead it just filters-through the light onto the floor.
When the lake levels were especially low, the pilings of Dock 3 that are usually underwater were clearly visible between Dock 2 and Dock 4.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
Hunter climbing up to the coal tower.
This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.