Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
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]
One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation.
I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped.
The “Bentleyville” Christmas tree, part of a winter light show, in storage.
Sarah in Miller Creek Drain.
The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone.