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Jim Richardson Posts

A Boat Ride on the Lake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDs52DXWQDw

Best Underwater Footage of Duluth’s Atlantean Ruins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2srpiWdd0kw

Underwater footage of Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum off the Duluth Lakewalk in relatively clear conditions. First I videoed the collapsed column in 9 feet of water, Then because visibility was so good, I swam around the base of the building structure too. That is 16 feet deep according to a depth chart I saw once.

Exploring Ruins of Column at Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453VotIIJ94

Ruins of the column that collapsed this winter at “Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum” off the Duluth Lakewalk. Water is really murky as its proximity to the shipping lanes stirs up a lot of silt this time of year. I intend to keep trying to get clearer shots but this is all I could manage during this initial foray. Water depth: 9 feet. Basically what you’re seeing here is a base of concrete sprouting metal bars and telephone-pole-like wooden posts that in some cases are splintered or splayed. The tops of some posts were sheared off and smoothed by ice sheet movement and lie just below the surface. The concrete top of the column lies on its side at the bottom, along with eroded steel jacketing that sheathed the base.

I was very cautious during these dives as the danger of getting snagged or nicked in the gloom was fearful to contemplate. I heard nearby swimmers claim a member of their party had scraped himself on the posts while swimming. Not to be a bringdown but this area has to be considered a hazard to swimmers and boaters alike. It is also the most interesting thing to look at in Lake Superior right now.

Found Lake Paraphernalia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFa-debrYUM

I was freediving Duluth’s amazing rock beach one afternoon, and started finding pot-smoking paraphernalia in a few feet of water just off shore. I realized I was reassembling some poor stoner’s fully stocked stash tray which he/she must have set too close to the waves. Within a relatively small radius I found pieces of two glass pipes (one largely intact), pokie tool, rolling tray, grinder, cigarette roller, and a broken glass jar. Archeological evidence of a beach culture of leisure.

Northern Pike Swims By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZOTeqnHWzg

A brief encounter with a Northern Pike in several feet of water. It looks injured as if by a propeller across its back.

Kids Playing on Logs at the Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4SP4eyNgA

Tischer Creek Whirlpool Revisited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylrkkj4NNa8

Went back the next day when the sun was higher in the sky and got this additional footage, which I set to music.

Jackass Falls, Duluth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQD5HKhuA3k

Tischer Creek Whirlpool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-9uwz8PHXg

A Guide to Hiking Tischer Creek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHztu4v5myM

Cute Baby Chicks Fighting Over a Worm to “Dueling Banjos” (UPDATED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HdtLP86myI

Hillside Duluth.

(UPDATE: Now with slomo technopop remix.)

Duluth Got Me Like

I have released a rap track about Duluth.

Music by Tdack.

Ice Skating Brighton Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIm2At1pg8

Carved Stone Project Placement Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctrxz8zQjxQ

Stoneworker Sean MacManus and I hatched a plan to use his Celtic stonework pieces to fashion an underwater stone garden, geocache, and/or orienteering course. This video is footage of my experiment to test the feasibility of lashing the stones around the base of a boulder. I had two of the stones, each identical with backing mounts affixed with mortar, and I had two ropes. I found this project much more difficult than I imagined, and it failed as a proof of concept as the mortar weakened and would not hold the ropes. This was in addition to simply being deucedly difficult to accomplish even in just a few feet of water. The shot of the stones towards the end by the green leaf is after the mortar failure when I decided to abandon the attempt. I was beat and so left one the stones overnight. The final shot is me retrieving it. After this, I experimented with trying to wedge the stones in place but that didn’t work either. The entire project (still evolving towards this summer) generated a lot of footage of me swimming around enigmatically with these stones, which has already been released here.

Moving the Infinity Stone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_iIDQA3LM