Stuck in Vt: Repointing the Chace Mill smokestack with 2 men in a basket held aloft by a crane

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 6:07 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 7:14 PM EST
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WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) - The Winooski Falls Mill District is known for its industrial history — the riverbanks are still lined with massive historic textile mills and towering smokestacks.

In mid-October, the skyline on the Burlington side changed when a 175-foot-tall crane from Hutch Crane Service in Bradford moved in next to the Chace Mill’s iconic brick smokestack for some repairs.

Seven Days’ Eva Sollberger caught a ride with the masons in their basket on a sunny afternoon.