Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler.
A little welding art one crosses over near the windlass room.
In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed.
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
A typical room in Birtle.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
Looking from abandoned to active. The end of Dock 6 often has a crane and some shacks on it, as the chutes aren’t used anymore. Instead, conveyors are installed on the land-side of the dock that fill docked vessels, making the end of the dock little more than a breakwater and a place to park repair and recovery equipment.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.