When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
A closeup of the now-scrapped steel chute.
The remains of the surgical suite.
Looking down at the Port Arthur Ore Dock from Manitoba Pool Elevator #3. The conveyor belts are gone and King Elevator is in the far distance.
I found a face.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.
Part of the 1917 mill that had a little bit of roof left over it–most of this building was open to the sky. The birds loved it, but everything metal was quickly becoming too unstable to walk on.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.