I recently visited Roy Fure’s cabin, in the Bay of Islands. Fure, Scandinavian gold seeker, game hunter, trapper, and angler, used his carpentry skills to construct a beautiful cabin, windmill/food cache, and outhouse. In addition to the sophisticated craftsmanship, his cabin also had electricity which was generated by the windmill, a luxury in this remote area of Alaska in the 1940’s.
The Windmill/Food Cache
Roy’s Fancy Outhouse
Tram towers leading to Jumbo Mine located under Castle Peak.
“Good Luck” sign with a horseshoe at the switching station.
Riding the tram bucket! :p
The Jumbo Mine bunkhouse. Beilieve it or not, this used to be a 3 story building.
This certainly is “Hi-Country” apple juice, isn’t it?
Inside the bunkhouse.
Modeling in the tub.
One of the entrances to Jumbo Mine!
First set from my second trip up to Jumbo. This time I was actually able to see some of the buildings because it wasn’t covered in snow.
Inside the leeching plant.
View from the top of the mill.
Welcome to Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark!
Kuskulana Bridge – “The only bridge of its class built in the dead of an Alaskan winter”
First set from my hike up to Jumbo Mine and the switching station.