A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
The ghost town of Lauder, Manitoba. It’s seen better days, but I bet the TV reception on the flatlands is great.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.