Most of the control panels were faceless. No doubt, they were parted out to keep other sugar mills alive.
In case power was lost, this manual signal could direct trains on and off the taconite trestle. Turning the pole would change the color of the light on top and the shape of the metal flags.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
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As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.
Below Dock 2 is a set of fire pumps.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
Taken from the most forward part of the windlass room to show how the front of the ship opens up from the front wedge. Note the giant anchor chains and foam strapped to the frontmost beam.