The lower portal of the Selby Tunnel, as it looks today. The area is a popular spot for homeless to camp–can you spot the tent?
The school (hospital) campus was expansive.
A self portrait from more than a decade ago.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.