Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft.
In one of the small offices there’s this machine that bills itself as “The Recorder.” I’m an old tech geek and I still don’t know what this really does.
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
Giant chunks of cooled slag form an island near Mud Lake.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
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.