The chief engineer had many phones. It’s my guess one connects to the pilot house and the other connects to the emergency steerage station that’s mid-deck.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
At the end of a conveyor belt and poised over a loading station, it’s easy to image the tinny sound of chicken feed sliding across the metal. Like sand on the old-fashioned stainless steel playground slides.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
The nitrating house was a chemically dangerous place, so it had thick metal and concrete shield for every station right next to an emergency shower.