The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
This office, as seen from the power plant, administered the bonded warehouses. There used to be a few more of them, according to old maps and postcards.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
If you know what BTI stands for, please leave a comment.
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.
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.
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.