The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
A 1960s style TV set in a sun room at the back of the poor house. The concrete room survived the roof collapse and was full of rotten children’s books and toys. Perhaps it was where donations were sorted, or perhaps it was a nursery/orphanage area.
A storm passes over BOMARC’s center row of launch buildings. You can clearly see the tracks on which the roof would retract for launch.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
When you watch TV from the jars, it seems so much more real, they tell me.
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 Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder.