This picture gives you the idea of how the boat-loading control rooms are set up; they lean over the dock and Lake Superior to be able to see down into the holds of the boats… important, considering how quickly it loaded the boats! An uneven load could put stress on the hull of a laker, increasing the risk it will break and sink.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
The vibrant colors clashed with the silent hotel.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous!