When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
A windmill marks one corner of GOW.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
These pools looked into the cribbing below the concrete.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
Giant ingredient hoppers stand on a concrete floor covered in peeled paint.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!