Chutes A staircase leads behind three of the dock chutes, seemingly to nowhere. The lower on the left held one end of a string of lights above the dock. Similar Images ...based on the tags: catwalks, chutes, shadows, staircases, stencils... A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill. A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways. A bridge crosses the main street of the village; one that goes nowhere. Ambiguity intended. If there was a problem with the conveyor belt, the grain would go out these chutes. 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. The pilot house, lit with the lights of Superior. The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend. At this junction where Brewery Creek gets a breath of fresh air stands a kid holding a paintbrush: a Banksy (famous graffiti artist) ripoff. One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.