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 Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
A view of the hallway outside of the auditorium.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
The new concrete workhouse, as seen through chickenwire.
A look down the 1950s foundry building, moments after sunset.
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
A panoramic view of the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit River and downtown from the roof of the 1925 warehouse. Ready to move to Detroit?
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.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!