This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
Taconite Harbor’s main road, now overgrown and leading to nothing. Just asphalt between caved-in curbs.
A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
One of the staircases that connected the lab, the plant, and the offices.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
Originally a bagging warehouse for Peavey, later this building was leased as storage and warehouse space. It was finally demolished around 2010.
A sharp turn in the coatings department twists the steel out of sight.
A rare door left on the workhouse. The stairs to the left led down into a flooded basement. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.