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 Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
Watching the demolition of one stockhouse from another. The two cranes were removing steel storage tanks.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
The porch of the Gustavson House with the southern San Juan range in the background. Bring your own rocking chair…
This is where the transformers were housed. Note the steel tracks in the floor for moving equipment around the building.
…somebody get the number of that truck! Near the Day Rooms in the Paying Patient ward.
The conveyor between the shore and Dock 2. Note the gap in the aerial walkway that used to connect Dock 4 to the rest of the complex.