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ore dock. lower harbor
9/30/04 jypsee

ore dock. lower harbor

Marquette, Michigan

...I always wonder why this thing
fascinates me every time I go to
Marquette; today I decided it looks like
a church with the light streaming in..

Some links to the history of this structure are
and an artist's rendering of a proposed renovation to
make the old ore dock function for cruise ships is
...the "flaps" at the sides of the dock are actually chutes
that let coal or ore be offloaded and there was probably
a conveyor to get the ore or coal to the railroad cars
that transported it...

other sizes: small medium original
Argishti Khachik07-Oct-2004 08:21
wow, this is terrific....
snootydog03-Oct-2004 21:48
What a fantastic structure. You captured it perfectly with the light seeming to come in.
Niall O'Shea03-Oct-2004 08:39
Intruiging structure and great depth to this photo.
gary becker03-Oct-2004 05:21
Very impressive structure and very impressive photograph. I know I'd be shooting that if I had a chance.
Carmen02-Oct-2004 02:20
What a fabulous structure; I agree it is very interesting. Beauty and practical function -- don't see that combination too often.
Stu01-Oct-2004 23:36
Excellent structure well captured
Pedro Libório01-Oct-2004 22:31
this is great!!!
Larry Ahern01-Oct-2004 14:53
WOW that is very cool!! And you pictured very well.
Elaine (etfitz)01-Oct-2004 11:46
It is a wonderful structure. It does look like a church, I love the light through the openings.
Howard Gebeaux01-Oct-2004 11:45
Yes, a church. But otherwise, just what is it and how does it work? Does it sink and boats go inside? A very interesting picture.
Guest 01-Oct-2004 11:22
I can see why it would fascinate! There is a churchy look to it here. Well done!
Karen Stuebing01-Oct-2004 10:17
It is fascinating. And it does look like a church.

Neat shot and wonderful lighting.
laine8201-Oct-2004 08:16
Gosh that's enormous..more cathedral size. Great reflections too.
whiskey0101-Oct-2004 05:29
jude01-Oct-2004 05:04
It does! I never thought of that. beautiful detail in the water and building
doug Sandquist01-Oct-2004 04:28
It does look church like..! I like the light too!
Michael Cempa01-Oct-2004 04:28
nice light, nice reflection, nice shot.
Cliff01-Oct-2004 04:22
Wow - what an grand structure. The light is great.
brother_mark01-Oct-2004 04:10
It does kind of look like a church. I like the blue and orange colors mixing in the water.