The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is.
The mine is sandwiched between village townhomes.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
Dr. Muchow’s offices stand near his ‘new’ mill, but they show evidence of vandalism.
The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.