The Salt Pile – Atlantic Salt

This past weekend, I spent some time photographing at Atlantic Salt, “The Salt Pile”. The “Self-Discharging” Bulk Carrier “Balder” was unloading tons of Rock Salt from Chile, in preparation for this coming winter. The Mountain has grown to great heights, but not for long, and soon there will be another ship replenishing the pile.

Balder unloading the Salt. Photo: ©John Skelson

A mountain rises… Photo: ©John Skelson

The “Self-Discharging” boom on Balder at work. Photo: ©John Skelson

CATS building a mountain. Photo: ©John Skelson

Balder. Photo: ©John Skelson

The Arm. Photo: ©John Skelson

The Gangway. Photo: ©John Skelson

Thanks to Brian DeForest, Terminal Manager of Atlantic Salt, Inc. for giving permission to be in the yard and making these photos possible.

All photos by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee