Taken from the most forward part of the windlass room to show how the front of the ship opens up from the front wedge. Note the giant anchor chains and foam strapped to the frontmost beam.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Sliding curtains gave a little privacy to the residents of this room, which looked and felt more medicinal than most of the other multi-patient rooms.
Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history.
Two small generators connected to a Frick steam engine.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.