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Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
Powdered coal would sit in these hoppers before they get mixed with water to make a slurry. Then the mixture is injected into the firebox and ignited to make a coal-powered flamethrower capable of boiling water very quickly.
Chester Creek’s lower sections change, demarking decades of change for Superior Street.
A sign of where man met machine.
The two exhaust vents coming out from the boilers en route to the stacks. Plywood marks where where catwalks were removed to extract equipment.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.
These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators.
A big sign marks where the elevated walkway is severed where Dock 2 used to meet Dock 3, now gone.