This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
I like to imagine this as fountain.
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
The neon lighthouse, seen from the top of one of the silos.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.