I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
A printing press in the attic of the Reception Hospital.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
When ‘men’ meant ‘worker’.
A small stage in one of the barracks.
A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place.