The valley is full of rocky peaks that stand out from the winding creeks, which only truly run after storms. It is a very beautiful place.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
I was invited to watch the 4th of July fireworks atop the Kurth tower before the current owners bought the property. Every one of the 12 frames has dozens of fireworks–just look closely. The main display is from the Stone Arch Bridge, of course.
These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them.
The Port Arthur elevator row, as seen from the edge of Fort William.
Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front).
The Gold Prince is dead, but its ruins show how over-engineered it once was. Although its foundations were concrete, seen here, the rest of the mill was steel. All of its steel and equipment was removed to fix the Sunnyside Mill in Eureka.
This old Jetta did more offroading than your average lifted tinted loud-exhaust pickup.