Sea Leg Counterweight The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator. Similar Images ...based on the tags: brown, cables, ladders, rusty, sheet-metal... 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. Because there’s no Port-a-John underground. The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work. Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading. These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats. A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust. Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office. A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive. A volcano (?) under a window.