Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
Below Grand Army Mine is Gold Collar. A ‘collar’ is the braced section around the portal of a mine shaft.
A typical summer storm on Lake Superior.
Will coming down “Darwin’s Ladder”.
The people that stayed here carved bowls from the mesa itself to collect water.
Like a railgun pointed at the Rockies… the boom would direct tailings–junk rock–outside of the dredge pond.