In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
For a short time, CN mounted flood lights atop the abandoned dock.
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
A panorama next to a long abandoned adit. The tram has seen better days.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
Looking into the coke batteries in the extant oven… chunks of coke are still hanging from the inner walls, despite the exterior’s wrecking ball pummeling.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours.