These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Observing War City in the midst of an electric storm. This photo is lit almost entirely by lightning.
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]
Miller Creek, in one of the wider sections that features a trout (as in the fish) canal in the middle of the drain. Even though it is underground, the fish are able to visit their breeding ponds upstream by swimming through the specially designed tunnel.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.