The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
A scribbled note on a doorframe… lost details.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall.
Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.