I have a unique perspective of the Allouez Ore Docks, and that’s my usual perch on the last light hoop. Find out how the docks sound when the lake freezes. What it’s like to watch a 1,000 foot ore carrier passing by in the fog. Finally, I go in detail to tell the history of this place, where boats and trains danced by the lake.
A rare look into one of the last wooden grain elevators in the country, Globe. Along the waterfront in in Superior, Wisconsin, industrial technology spans almost the whole 20th century. If you enjoy history, lakeside skylines or just impressive carpentry…
In Duluth, 28 terminal elevators dominated the harbor. Some exploded, some burned, some were demolished, and a few remain. This is a close look at the last 125 years of grain trade architecture in the city.
Huron-Portland Cement Company came to Duluth in 1917, and it operated there until 2008.
N.P.R.R. built a dock in 1912 to serve Cuyuna Range mines and compete with the Allouez docks. It was abandoned in 1970.
Built in 1923 as a major terminal elevator, it would go on to have booms and busts. By ‘boom’, I mean, it had the nasty habit of exploding.
Superior Entry Lighthouse was built in 1913 and has not been manned since 1970.
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I couldn’t believe it took me so long it took for me, having lived in Duluth, Minnesota for five years, to get onto an abandoned laker. Still afloat, the JB Ford launched in 1904 to carry iron ore and was later converted as a floating concrete carrier. Welcome aboard.