Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
It’s almost hard to tell whether the colors come from oil in the water or the colorful glass lit up by the Michigan sunset.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
Some of the workings inside the ruins of the Gold Prince Mill are still obvious, such as this steel ore chute over that used to feed a floatation tank.
Looking toward Duluth from the top of a Dock 1 light tower. NP Dock 1 is on the left… an earlier competitor to Allouez. The stars reflect on Lake Superior.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?