During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
The remains of the site radar beside the command building.
The last of four radar domes on the base.
The American Victory next to M, seen late at night.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
One of the only modern features aboard was its bow and stern thrusters, which would have helped the Ford a lot, if it was not for the fact that without a working engine, forward motion was impossible. Strangely, even before it was scrapped, it could probably move side to side.
Light-painted to show off the beautiful radar equipment inside and Park Point across the bay.
“What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash.
The pilot house, lit with the lights of Superior.