Men being lowered by skip into Lyon Mountain Mine in Lyon Mountain

Men being lowered into the mine in a skip, which was like an elevator but on a 63 degree incline. There were two skips at the mine, one for people (the “manskip”) and one for ore (called the Chateaugay Iron). The manskip could drop miners off at different levels. The Lyon Mountain mine was owned by Republic Steel. Circa 1940s. Lyon Mountain, NY. courtesy of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum

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