|Against the rock wall above the original concrete foundation of the old engine room, and below the tower, a group led by Hannah and Giovanni on one Project week did the digging out of soil, and replacement with crushed rock. .||This allowed the creation of a natural looking corner for the old historic engine room equipment.
In this photo Hannah is on the bucket brigade carrying gravel.
|Some of the artifacts that had accumulated by 2005.||In 2006, the area had taken on a life of its own|
|Sylvia and Alex Chan examine the old engine parts.||Looking straight down from the tower on the east side, one can see the concrete pathway which we believe went to the blacksmith shop.||In the past, many old pieces of equipment were simply pushed over the side.||In 2006,the old boiler which lay rusting in the intertidal zone for many years was starting to break up.|
|The storms in the winter of 2006 dispersed the parts of the boiler||These pieces which are now small enough to move will be transferred to the collecting area.||The other end of the boiler. This was carried up to shore on February 12, 2007 by members of the racerocks.com activity.See below.||The hurricane in December 2006 moved rocks exposing more rubble below the energy building.|
|Link to the file on bricks of Race Rocks|
|Demolition at Race Rocks: Shows the stone building originally built at the base of the tower and the wooden foghorn tower. Both removed in the ’60’s and 70’s. See this file on the foghorns.||Darcy Mathews explains his research on Burial Cairns at Race Rocks to the Anthroplogy students from Pearson College.|
Rusted parts of the old boiler from the engine room are carried up to a
collection of other old parts stored at the base of the tower.