Relics of Southeast Alaska
Along many of the beaches you will find any number of things left to Mother Nature to decay and corrode. Here some bundles of cable that caught my eye on a morning beach walk at the old cannery.
Small towns used a generator like this one to bring electricity to the community. It’s no longer in operation but certainly a site to see its magnitude and how it served the people. I recall one of the elders telling me that it was turned on only for several hours during the day.
You don’t have to go too far to see a boat like this relic, abandoned vessel. One would guess it had a lot of stories to tell. Mother Nature can be fierce in these parts. There have been many beach walks where I have found the pieces of boats strewn along the shoreline. I usually take them home, if I am able to carry them, and put them in my garden.
The Harris Mine is the site of many a relic. You can even see the tracks that carried the ore mining cars from the copper mines. The place is abandoned now and all that is left are pieces of rusting machinery and an eerie feeling of hard working days from the past.
And my favorite relic of all …. an abandoned and dilapidated bunk house used by the Philippine migrant workers during fishing season. Shortly after I took this photograph, the city tore it down because it wasn’t safe.