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 Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
Looking toward the old power house, right below one of its arteries.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
Where equipment was scrapped.
When I see this picture, I imagine that I am an ant exploring a mushroom farm.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories.
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.