These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
Ammunition had to be tested on site before shipment. That was done here. These heavy concrete bunkers deflected rounds harmlessly into the earth.
The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake.
If you look carefully along the side of the slip alongside this image of Cargill B-2, you will see the remains of the crane stops when this was a Hannah coal dock.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
I found a meth lab in this building once. (Yes, I called it in.)
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…