Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Pump House

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While our mystery ruin stood right above us along that stretch of beach, the soaring sandstone cliffs in which is was encased put it out of our immediate reach. We were forced to retrace our steps back to the river mouth and make our way back up to the mill …

The Beach

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Though rough going, our laborous hike through thick thick underbrush along shore rewarded us brilliantly as we broke through into the open and found ourselves looking out across the shimmering blue waters of Lake Superior and the soaring red-stained cliffs embracing us on either side. Here on the beach the …

The Trench

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With the mill ruins behind us, we turned our attention towards the nearby stretch of Lake Superior shore along which the Trimountain Mill stands. Here the shore is rugged and wild, consisting primarily of tall sandstone cliffs that drop precariously down to the lake below. Finding the shore was easy, …

The Next Level

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A typical stamp mill is arranged into three to four distinct section, each separated from the neighboring sections by a terraced level. These sections are characterized by the types of mill machines that reside within them, consisting of either wash tables, roughing jigs, finishing jigs, and the stamps themselves. At …

On the Mill Floor

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While the wood frames we found scattered about the forest floor may or may have not been remnants of the mill’s Wifley tables, the tell-tale terraced foundation we had discovered nearby was definitely a sign we had finally stumbled across the Trimountain Mill itself. Following the step-staired foundation wall northward …

Around the Boiler House

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Standing in the middle of the massive sandstone fortifications surrounding us, we looked for more evidence of the boiler house the once sat atop this spot. Only there was nothing to find. Instead we turned our attention to the new opening in that wall we could see above us. The …