The ice around the dock, compressed by the waves, was less clear than the open ice.
Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
In the nitrating house.
Four A.M. was the best time to be on the main assembly line. This was about shortly after most of the machinery was removed.
The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.