Thursday, September 16, 2010

259/365 - Hole in the Hill

A brick-lined hole, disappearing darkly into a hillside.
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A photo from today's exploration -- this part was at the old Atlantic Mill (on the cleverly named Old Mill Hill). The Atlantic Mine (the ultimate goal of our exploration) once had a hill here, on the shores of the Portage. Like all other mills on the Portage, its waste sands filled up too much of the river, and had to be moved. There is very little of the mill left -- just this brick-lined flue, leading to the old smokestack, and perhaps one other foundation. If you look closely, you can see a shaft of light where the stack vents the flue.

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