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Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing?

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Mike Scholtz’s photos of the sand- and gravel-hopper ruins known as “Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum” suggest the round column near the shore collapsed at some point in recent days. The photo at left is from 2013. The photo at right is from today.

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Zeito

about 4 years ago

I remember seeing a short film that was shot in the '80s on this site that had The Cribs in it a couple of years ago.  Something about a guy that had been afloat for ages, I can't figure out how to search for it.  Anyway when I saw it I thought it was interesting to see how straight the structure was sitting compared the the way it is all kittywampus now, and wondered how it will be sitting, if at all, in another 30 years.

TimK

about 4 years ago

The film was Aegri Somnia. Here's a barely helpful link to an old PDD post.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

That video embed on the PDD link to "Aegri Somnia" has been fixed, so it is more helpful now.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Timber Crib 2006 Dec

This also reminds me -- though it's sort of the opposite type of thing -- of when the timber crib mysteriously emerged from the lake in 2006, washing up by the Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial and later floating over to the "Corner of the Lake," where it sits today.

By the way, the Duluth News Tribune has narrowed the window of the Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum column collapse to some time between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14. Anyone with evidence of it standing or missing between those dates should make it known.

Ramos

about 4 years ago

You'd think the people down at the News Tribune building would do their research. Richard Thomas of the Budgeteer took a picture of that pillar on Jan. 27, and posted the picture online.

Ramos

about 4 years ago

(Thomas's article is also better than Andrew Krueger's DNT piece.)

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

I don't think there is an issue of not doing research. It seems to me that Krueger and Thomas were working on stories at the same time, independently, and Thomas happened to have shot a photo a few weeks ago. 

Thanks for the update, though. That narrows the collapse down to some time between Jan. 27 to Feb. 14.

akjuneau

about 4 years ago

A good investigation takes a little time. Using a bunch of photos and reports from DNT readers, I've managed to pinpoint the time of the collapse to a 50-minute span on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Ramos

about 4 years ago

Sorry for being cranky. That's good work.

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