A few from atop the steam gauges along the western wall. The turbines were scrapped quickly after the plant closed, it seemed.
My first view of the tunnel was in the dead of winter. In spite of being in the middle of the forest, it was totally silent. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
The upper sections of Brewery Creek have stone floors and brick ceilings. It’s beautiful–for a sewer.
Ringling’s church was built in 1914 and sits on a hill over the town.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
Looking at the huge and modern Cargill B2 from the circa-1919 Lake Superior “I”. This is a rather unique perspective of Enger Tower and Skyline.