The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. A ghost town near Martinsdale, where the market (pictured) served as the train stop.
Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
The ice around the dock, compressed by the waves, was less clear than the open ice.
Outside the Chateau, where the fuel oil tank blocks the chapel.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is.
Shortly after the former delivery wagon shed was arsoned in 2005. A turning point in the story of Hamms’ abandonment.