Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bluecapriethan's Michter's Distillery Shots

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Michter's, aka Bomberger's Distillery, is an abandonment we've discussed quite a bit in comment sections of many of our posts. While Brian and I are still planning on heading up there after we explore some places in Luzerne County, Bluecapriethan has already gotten some good photos of the distillery. Here's what he had to say about them:

I said I was going to get them, so here they are. I finally got a weekend free so I drove on up to Michter's with my wife. I wanted to get out and take pictures, but there were locals milling about (I've heard they are unfriendly) so I snapped a bunch from the car.
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Thanks again to Bluecapriethan for letting us use these photos. Michter's is one of the oldest PA abandonments we know of, and one of the least explored.

If you have photos from abandoned places in PA, and you'd like to see them on ForgottenPA, just send an email to spampoet0023@yahoo.com.

4 comments:

bluecapriethan said...

A few notes on this post and a previous post. In these pictures you will see on top of the one building what appears to be a massive rusted jug. It is just that. At one time, the large steel jug was painted to look just like one of Michter's trademark whiskey jugs. Also in the one photo you will see a partially collapsed building. I believe that is the remnants of the barrel storage house. That is where all of the barrels of whiskey were left to age.
One of the locations visited on the previous post is in the process of being totally demolished. The Lancaster Stockyards, within a few months (if not weeks) will cease to be. The DEP found the West Nile Virus in mosquitos twice at the location and the city and current owner have decided to level it all. Good thing the pictures were taken! Another one of Lancaster County's great abandoned sites is gone now too. The old Shawnee resort on Oregon Pike near Oregon Dairy has been reduced to rubble.

Anonymous said...

Who posted these pictures? I go to PCT as well and was just curious.

Ethan Smith said...

I did (Bluecapriethan AKA Ethan Smith). I am a 2005 graduate of PCT in Williamsport from the Collision Repair department. Feel free to contact me at bluecapriethan@gmail.com if you want to know more about Michter's, Penn College, Willamsport, or whatever!

Ethan Smith said...

Also, are you local?

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