Can you hear the ship’s horn through this picture?
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.
Shot on a Pentax 67 in monochrome and toned to match the set. For some time the marquee was lit at night to advertise the fact that the city bought it and planned to apply for credits to repair it.
Camera: Pentax 67.
Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.
The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours.