A rare door left on the workhouse. The stairs to the left led down into a flooded basement. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
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.
Connecting the Administration Building to the wards fanning out. Historical photos show cots lining this hallway when the hospital was severely overcrowded. Lit by lightning outside the grounds during a huge thunderstorm.
To move air around the non air-conditioned buildings, may of which date to the 1920s and 1930s, fans were mounted above the high door frames.
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
Chester Creek takes many such sliding dives where it empties into Lake Superior.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.