Above my head while taking this picture was the seal of the Department of the Interior.
2015. Exterior of chapel.
Like a railgun pointed at the Rockies… the boom would direct tailings–junk rock–outside of the dredge pond.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
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]
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
Kurth bears a ghost sign. Recently, its main sign was destroyed by graffiti artists in 2015.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!