The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
Looking out of the elevators. Canada Malting, Vitera A and Vitera B in the background.
A panorama of the Shipping/Receiving building on the northeast end of the block. In the old days this would be facing the ‘Dry Dock Hotel’, a boarding house owned by the company, presumably for the use of the men having their boats repaired here.
The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!