In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
A night view of the launch pad.
The building behind Daisy was demolished, leaving these tanks and a pointless conveyorway. Now it’s bricked (see over door near right corner of mill) and the tanks are exposed to the elements. There are a few holes in the area that have a healthy drop, so you should avoid the area.
A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here.
Typical bunk rooms in MS-20.
Transfer Elevator, Built 1916
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.
A panorama showing the biggest building in Gilman—unless you count the massive mine below as a structure.
Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.