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CaptainJack
28-08-2009, 02:25 PM
This set is a combination of a few old industrial buildings we explored. Photos and text by the Stooges, Moss Man and Captain Jack.

The abundance of natural falls along this New England State's rivers fueled a once booming industrial base.
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During the 1800ís countless brick mills where built to take advantage of that natural power

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We where stoked by the way this complex looked from the outside.
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This cupola had been pulled from the roof for future restoration and now was a home to pigeons and some homeless dude we could here coughing a walking around in its base
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In this complex many of the buildings have been either razed or converted to other uses. The ones that remain are have been stabilized by the developer/owners for future conversions. As a result they are pretty well sealed and can be tough to get into. Moss and I had been previously escorted off this site and on this trip entered by way of the river frontage which was a tangle of rocks, deep holes, debris and poison ivy.
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Inside one of the buildings there where a couple of interesting things
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Cute stuff, http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/CaptainJack_2006/Maine%20Mills/IMG_102.jpg

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11. On a whole though, the larger more promising looking buildings were generally just big open spaces that had been cleaned stripped and stabilized for future conversion.
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Despite the lack of any machinery or equipment dating back to its use in manufacturing the view from the upper floors was worth the 5 story climb
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