'Steel Winds' close-ups
Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
3Trip End Oct 09, 2009
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Now the I've done more reading on the area I see why so many 'No trespassing' signs exist. From 1949 to 1952 the Lackawanna Steel Company produced uranium fuel rods for nuclear reactors. That's is why I no longer need a night light at home :-)
The main obstacle was a hill made of gravel. I had to be care of my footing to keep from sliding down hill or creating a rock slide
I stopped short of the base of the first windmill because, 1) the shots I took that were close lost perspective, 2) I wanted to stay out of the way of the blades. I'm thinking 'War of the Worlds' here. They're big!
If you want to read more about the Steel Winds project, or Bethlehem / Lackawanna Steel Company, I've included so links to Wikipedia below:
Steel Winds project:
Bethlehem / Lackawanna Steel Company:
Oh! The way back down the gravel hill was not an easy task. After trying to back down, front down , side down…I found the best way was to do the butt toboggan. Just got out of the way at the bottom so has not to catch a rock in the head. I wish up had been that easy. Blue jeans rock!
Included in the various pix are a few I grabbed from the Wikipedia site. The layout of the steel mill, and the picture of the Steel Winds from the water.