I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
The corner of Clyde on Michigan Street looked like it had been sealed a long time.
Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades.
One of the ugly modern staircases.
The last of four radar domes on the base.
A stack of tires, some of which are destined for the roof. For some reason, a hundred old tires adorn the roof of the Twohy.
Fire doors separate the buildings.
Taconite Harbor’s main road, now overgrown and leading to nothing. Just asphalt between caved-in curbs.