This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!
Behind one of the kitchens is one of the few pieces of furniture remaining. Beside it, a small electric space heater–small by 1970s standards.
While squatting in the power plant a very powerful storm moved over unforgettable, throwing blasts of lightning across the countryside. The plant got a direct hit, in fact, and the sound of the boom reverberating through the turbine hall is something unforgettable.
Around the corner from the old boiler room.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
What appears to be a building once associated with King Elevator is now a defunct scuba company. To the right of the frame you can see how the concrete on the elevator is beginning to show its rebar.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
The meticulously tiled dry house shower floor–cracked by frost.
Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler.