Dragons of Duluth: Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum, the Pillar
|Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum, the Pillar ~ 2016|
Friends from college used to rig a slack line between pillar and icehouse, attaching the lines to the iron loops and bars sticking out the top of the pillar. And then they'd attempt--and occasionally succeed--at walking across the line several yards above the icy lake water from the pillar to the structure. Though more often they'd experience the refreshing waters of Lake Superior.
On calm days, the pillar looks like it could be a perfect nesting place--well out of reach of lurkers in the water, far enough from shore to avoid tourist visitations, and an ideal location to prey on the plethora of seagulls that plague Canal Park . . .
That is, it did, until one cold day during the winter of 2015 when the pillar vanished. The base finally gave way, and the pillar sank to the bottom of the lake.
No more dragon nesting site.