This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
A storage vault for guns and other weapons to protect the base from attack.
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck.
These ruins of buildings recovered acid from the explosives line to be recycled.
The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).