Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
Looking toward downtown, one is reminded that when Stahlmann built here in 1855 that it was on the very edge of the city.
A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here.
A tunnel connecting the two larger caves in the hill; those that Jacob vented in the rear. The vents are still extant!
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Some small candles light one of the few surviving tunnels that once linked buildings on the campus with the steam plant. In winter, it was common for patients to be transported through these to avoid the cold, and during the Cold War these served as nuclear fallout shelters.
“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.