Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum, otherwise known as "The Cribs" by many locals, is a landmark in Duluth, Minnesota's canal park for which there are conflicting stories of its origin. There are some who believe it was a prohibition era underground casino while others hold it was merely used as storage for a fishing dock.
But, the real story is more likely much less romantic. A sign near the ruins describes the building as a business venture gone bad. It was constructed in 1919 by Harvey Whitney, the locations' namesake to be used as a sand and gravel hopper to support the booming industrial expansion in Duluth, MN during that time. After just three short years, it was abandoned in 1922.
Today, it is home to nesting gulls and a destination for scuba divers and those who are brave enough to climb it and jump into Lake Superior.
Winter sunrise captured over Lake Superior and the Duluth South Harbor Breakwater Inner Lighthouse in Duluth, Minnesota. It is one of the most recognized landmarks in Duluth and is found in Canal Park.
The federal governement auctioned the lighthouse off to a private buyer for $31,000 in December of 2008.
Split Rock lighthouse stands watch during this summer sunrise over Lake Superior.