Looking at the top of the Washburn Crosby elevator from a mirrored window in the Guthrie Theater.
The lights of the active docks keep the retired #6 up all night.
Taken from the rooftop looking toward downtown, a hometown, a river town.
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 Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
The orange bars were secured to the tunnel walls to support electric lines for the mine carts. Lower parts of the sand mines were allowed to flood. The water was perfectly still, and made for a mud so thick it could suck off your boots.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
It’s a small world… look at it.
Cobbled walkways followed the assembly lines.
The mill itself is one giant room sectioned into levels–more catwalks than concrete. Here you can see the evaporators and have a sense for the miles and miles of pipes that zigzag through the plant.