Looking from the crane-motor catwalk into the Calumet. The arm shown here with the pulleys looped through it would have been lowered and the bucket conveyor in it would throw grain to waiting ships and boats bound for flour mills and foreign lands.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
From inside a painting shed, where heatlamps and a vented roof made sure that the Caddy looked like it was worth the price tag.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
The surgical suite was flooding.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?