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.
Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
About a third of the roundhouse was demolished in the 1950s, but there’s a lot left.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.
A poor panorama showing where the turntable used to be for the roundhouse.
As seen from one of my ‘study squats’. I liked being able to watch birds move from open window to open window.
The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).