On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
Brewery Creek Waterfall, somewhere above Duluth. Lit with candles and a small LED panel. To me, it looked like a pipe pouring molten metal.
This gives a sense of scale for the engine works side of the property.
The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
It’s a small world… look at it.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
A nice view of Hamilton from the roof of the theater.