Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy!
I am not sure what caused the discoloration, but two of the walls near the door to the machine shop are stained yellow-red. I assume this had to do with the walls in relation to blowing piles of iron ore, and that the walls have been partly infused with iron oxide. Any other ideas?
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here.
Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell.
When the dock across the slip loads, the lighting below the otherwise dark ‘5’ can get a little wild.
An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed.