The porch of the Gustavson House with the southern San Juan range in the background. Bring your own rocking chair…
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
The Port Arthur elevator row, as seen from the edge of Fort William.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours.
Taken from the rooftop looking toward downtown, a hometown, a river town.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.