The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
Looking toward Fort William (Western) Elevator from the top of Superior Elevator. Fort William is bordered on the south and east by this wide, winding railyard. Note the pretty and quaint brick offices of the Western.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
A misnomer that stuck.
Hand painted fire extinguisher notices and a long room which I strongly suspect was a pattern cutting room.
Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
As a storm moves across Lake Superior toward Duluth, an ore freighter anchors behind the Superior light station.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.