Shadows of Taconite Harbor on the James R. Barker 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. Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, favorites, islands, James r barker, lake-superior, machinery, reflections, rusty, shadows, ships, sunsets, trees, water... One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly. Inside the pilot copper concentrator. A dead belt-o-vator. The left wall is stacked high with wooden crates holding spools. Tags hang on machines describing the last batch of silk the mill ever produced. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty. 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. Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks. A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School. I found a face.