The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
One of the hundreds of wells across the depot, as seen through an open rail door. In the distance, the radome.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
It’s a small world… look at it.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.