The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
If you look carefully along the side of the slip alongside this image of Cargill B-2, you will see the remains of the crane stops when this was a Hannah coal dock.
Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition.
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
Pillars among trees… those who inherit the earth will be so confused.
A sign of where man met machine.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
A morning breeze pushes the last ice from the lake against Wisconsin Point.
This picture shows the challenges of moving around underground in the base.