The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
A filter to separate the sliced beets from boiling water.
2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
Robotic pincers to move molten rods of glass between machines.
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.