The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.
A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other.
As a storm moves across Lake Superior toward Duluth, an ore freighter anchors behind the Superior light station.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
A shot of Longmont from the highway. Fuji 35mm.
35mm Film, Expired. An abandoned swath of NAD is landlocked by soybean fields.