Ramage Paper Mill

December 22, 2020

The Ramage Paper Mill was a fairly typical paper mill on the shores of the Deerfield River in Monroe, MA. I had found it the typical way – scouring the internet and browsing satellite imagery. Being fairly far from home, I scouted it during a drive I took out here with a friend during the…

Packard Plant – Trip 5

June 15, 2020

Several of these pictures were never published on my old site, so I figured I might as well make this a new post that is not back dated to a time close to where the pictures were originally posted. Packard Plant Trip 4 produced some fairly unremarkable night shots before we retired to The Pyramid…

Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital

April 23, 2020

The COVID crisis has given me some time to make progress on posting all of the pictures and locations from my days of exploring abandoned buildings. Getting all of the material online is something I really want to accomplish, but don’t make enough time to work on. For the most part, I backdate my posts…

Fore River Shipyard – 2011 – 2012

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…

Jackson Sanatorium

July 20, 2009

Regarded as one of the easiest explores around, naturally we were spotted on the way in and ejected by the police.  The officer was very nice to us and called the owner to see if they were willing to let us go.  This is one time where having a massive amount of camera equipment with…

Polaroid Trips 5 & 6

July 5, 2009

Polaroid trips 5 and 6 were focused on the power plant. It was a small building, but lots of fun to explore and a few of my favorite pictures of the place came from here.

Augusta Tissue

June 16, 2009

This tissue paper mill closed down under somewhat shady circumstances after changing owners several times. The mill was even held by the federal government for a time while the courts worked out what to do with some of the contested assets. During this time the mill was well secured and an extremely risky place to…

Polaroid Trips 3 & 4

June 4, 2009

Trip 3 to Polaroid was when I managed to reach most of the machines that were still left behind, probably the coolest parts of Polaroid. Trip 4 to Polaroid was when I reached the power plant, which was small but very photogenic!

Polaroid – Trip 1 & 2

May 28, 2009

POLAROID!! Polaroid, Polaroid, Polaroid! SNOWLAROID? Someone once asked me, accusingly, if I was an explorer or a re-explorer. In other words, did I explore places that other people hadn’t been to (since they were abandoned), or did I just get a bunch of information off the internet and visit places that were well known. Polaroid…

Central Steam Power Plant – May 2007

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…

Bethlehem Steel – Trip 3

March 29, 2009

Metropolitan Building

March 23, 2009

Built in 1924, the Metropolitan was an ornate downtown Detroit office building.

Continental Engine Plant

March 22, 2009

Eastern Market FIRE – March 2009

March 21, 2009

One thing about visiting Detroit during my run of going there regularly was that there was usually some type of fire while I was there. The Detroit Fire Department had an absolutely impossible job trying to keep the thousands of abandoned buildings from burning. On Devil’s Night (the night before Halloween) it became a tradition…

Fisher Body 21 – March 2009

March 21, 2009

Packard Plant at Night – Trip 2

February 26, 2009

After my first trip to Detroit, it did not take long for me to return and the Packard plant was an inevitable stop on the tour. During my first trip, I had discovered the joy of roaming the plant at night in a small group.  Minimal use of flashlights allowed us to sneak up on…