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Mountain Tramway

The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop. Taken from next to the tram hoist house.
The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop. Taken from next to the tram hoist house.

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A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn't even have boards on it anymore.
Office manners dictate that one must tip their file drawer back upright once it is knocked through the wall.
Early bird catches the shadow of Battle Mountain blaring across the ghost town.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958... you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the 'James L. Oberstar' after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
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    Soo Line and Bridgeman's, Lake Superior Railroad Museum

    In mid-1880s, a few men began tunneling under downtown Duluth looking for a fortune. Now there's no trace of their labor under the Point of Rocks, is there?

    The downtown Duluth Soo Line depot, abandoned in 1961. Credit Duluth News Tribune Attic.

    In 1910, after three years of digging and blasting, workers finished their giant tunnel from West End right into downtown Duluth. It's still there, hiding.

    The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth's ore docks.

    It started as a rumor, then I heard it over and over--there was an abandoned train tunnel outside Duluth.