When the lake levels were especially low, the pilings of Dock 3 that are usually underwater were clearly visible between Dock 2 and Dock 4.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
Can you hear the ship’s horn through this picture?
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
A creek has cut through the middle of the mine property, washing away the loose rock and eroding the foundations of the Concentrator. It’s pretty, though! It’s be belief, though I cannot prove it, that some of the water here originates from inside the now-buried Santiago Tunnel, which is no doubt flooded to a great extent.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.