Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
The lower door is where the rocket exhaust would flow into the blast pit during initial launch. The upper doors would vent the rocket so the erector and other equipment in the building would not be (as) damaged.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.
The exterior of the factory is unassuming
An ad hoc scrawl remembers some long-done project.
The back of the neon sign before it was converted to LED lighting. The image is mirrored so it can be read.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
No, it’s not your Mac’s desktop, it’s a beautiful Lake Superior night. Taken from near the former Pittsburgh and Reading Anthracite Plant. You can see the frame that used to hold the lifeboat that was auctioned in 2006 to the left of the Pilot House.