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 top of the annex was bare except for these holes into the silos below.
A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
A rooftop scene.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
When Nopeming was affiliated with local farms, it often slaughtered its own livestock. This is the part of the hospital where food would be prepped, below the stage in the Service Building.
Interlocking bricks at the mouth of the stoker-less boiler.
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.