A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
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Moss growing where the sunlight sneaks through the boarded windows.
One thing that struck me as a midwesterner in the South was the vines. They seem to be able to completely cover a building when left alone for a few decades.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
A ship passes the abandoned dock on its way to Duluth. Taconite dust stains the sides of its hull red.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.