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Fore River Shipyard – 2011 – 2012

By dave | December 30, 2018

Fore River Shipyard began operations in 1883. In 1913, it was purchased by Bethlehem Steel. Its final owner, General Dynamics, purchased the yard in 1963 and eventually ceased operations in 1986. Most of the ships the yard worked on were Navy ships. My father actually worked here for a time doing some engineering work, so…

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Cargill Grain Elevator

By dave | February 13, 2018

It was January 2013 and I was taking a week off in between jobs.  I decided to take a solo road trip with no real plan…which is pretty unusual for me.  My career was going well and I was a lot more worried about getting caught exploring than I had been previously.  There were, however,…

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Central Steam Power Plant – 2010

By dave | December 31, 2010
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Central Steam Power Plant – 2009

By dave | December 31, 2009
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Central Steam Power Plant – May 2007

By dave | May 12, 2009

Central Steam Power Plant in Fitchburg, MA was a great place to explore. It was always a reliable, interesting place to bring explorers visiting from other states or to go when you wanted to take some photos but didn’t want to deal with a big hassle. The entrance was simple but not necessarily obvious if…

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Metropolitan State Hospital 2006

By dave | December 31, 2006
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Northampton State Hospital – Trip 6

By dave | April 2, 2006

By the time April 2006 rolled around, it was clear that demolition of the hospital was imminent.  There were rumors about state troopers hanging around the hospital busting people, so I decided I would conduct a pre-dawn raid.  As it turned out, there wasn’t a soul around and it was an incredibly peaceful trip.  One…

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Northampton State Hospital – Trip 4

By dave | February 11, 2006

I managed to drag my wife, who is not an avid explorer, with me on Trip 4.  Trip 4 was around when I got my 50mm f1.8, so a lot of experiments with depth of field here.  By this point I was at least starting to dial in my composition skills and get some level…

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Northampton State Hospital – Trip 3

By dave | January 28, 2006

At this point, I was obsessed with exploring Northampton State Hospital – I was driving 2 hours out to Northampton every weekend.  Definitely something that, in retrospect, I am incredibly happy I did.  I had a pretty short window before this place was demolished and I can truly say that I visited this incredible place…

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Northampton State Hospital – Trip 2

By dave | January 14, 2006

After my first trip to NoHo I was hooked.  Returning only a few weeks later, the day was unseasonably warm and fog was forming from the melting snow.  I started in the North Infirmary but towards the end of the day I became determined to get inside the Kirkbride, if only for a few minutes. …

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