The dry house is in the worse condition of the remaining buildings. This is where miners would change clothes.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
The most patriotic wallpaper I’ve seen.
The conveyor belt prevented cranes from accessing the left side of the dock, so cranes were mounted to the gantry crane to maintain the ore chutes on the side.
Employee lockers near the stage, Service Building.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.