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.
Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it.
Approaching the tunnel I heard about for so long…
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.