Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum - 360-Use your mouse/finger to look around.
This afternoon I took a short walk out to the strange looking building just offshore in Canal Park. I thought you might like a look.
Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum- was originally a sand and gravel hopper constructed in the winter of 1919. Harvey Whitney, a businessman from Superior, Wisconsin, funded its construction. The Harvey Brothers company moved gravel from Grand Marais and sand from the Apostle Islands to the port of Duluth via ship. The heavy traffic heading into the Duluth harbor basin lead to ships waiting to dock and unload. Whitney believed that the construction of a hopper would help save time in the delivery process. Steam-powered clamshell cranes from the scow Limit would spoon the sand or gravel into the hopper, and conveyor belts would then move the load onto trucks. (From Visit Duluth)