Looking from the crane-motor catwalk into the Calumet. The arm shown here with the pulleys looped through it would have been lowered and the bucket conveyor in it would throw grain to waiting ships and boats bound for flour mills and foreign lands.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
The turbine hall sported a beautiful Whiting gantry crane.
Where the tailings boom meets the mill.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.