The sun lowered behind the dead flour mill, bending its image upon itself.
Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves.
Sunbeams under the sintering belt. Support cradles for the wires crossing the factory are falling down.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
An open porthole to let the history dry out a bit… note the giant anchor chains disappearing through the hole in the floor, where the rest of the length is stored. The line on the right side is stretched tight because it’s one of the cables securing the boat to shore. All this equipment is steam-powered.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
Taken from the most forward part of the windlass room to show how the front of the ship opens up from the front wedge. Note the giant anchor chains and foam strapped to the frontmost beam.