Follow the old river side rail road tracks, or the road to the Rocky Hill ferry, and you will find the last remains of the Connecticut Foundry Co.
Several industrial buildings stood here beside the Connecticut River from 1835 to 1881, when a huge foundry was built.
After a fire in 1918 a new foundry was built and remained until 1983. The company made a wide variety of items of cast iron, from range oil burners, piston-ring moldings and lawn mower parts to bookends and decorative plaques. Much has been torn down now, the last buildings and rails are to be demolished in 2015.
Side foundry road.
Silo hidden entrance
Foundry rail spur
Side loading door
Side rail road tracks
Foundry manufacturing building
It seemed appropriate to shoot here using black and white.
Yesterday the Mayflower II was towed into Mystic marina for repairs.
Usually she docks in Plymouth MA, surprise there. However Mystic marina and seaport have one of the few facilities dedicated to building and maintaining these old ships. In fact much of the work is done in the same way as 200 hundred years ago.
There was not going to be any hikes today, and maybe not for a few days. Rain and cold at this time of year keeps me inside most of the time.Some of the other locals are not so lucky and stop by during the day.