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Still Standing - 8"x10" Gloss Print


Regular price $115.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $115.00 USD

Still Standing Shay C Shepston

At the height of its operation, the Treadwell Gold Mine was once the largest in existence and employed more than 2,000 people. The communities of Douglas and Treadwell were founded to house these employees and their families. The amenities they offered, included and vibrant boardwalk along the Gastineau Channel.

The Pump House was constructed in 1914 at the end of the 600-foot-long pier. The building’s three centrifugal pumps lifted 2,700 gallons of water a minute from Gastineau Channel. Salt water pumped from Gastineau Channel was used for milling and fire protection during the winter when fresh water from the Treadwell Ditch was frozen in snow pack.

In 1926, a fire destroyed the pier, boardwalks, wharf, and nearly all of the wooden buildings. Today, only a few pillars and the pump house are all that are left of the once-bustling boardwalk and beachside

Still Standing is a photo taken by Shay while walking along Sandy Beach and it shows the Pump House during low tide. A local bald eagle has decided this was a great perch to take a rest between hunts. It is printed on 80# Gloss CVR paper and is ready to frame. We use a local Juneau, AK printer for our prints. As a Supporting Partner of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, they are sustainably conscious and work hard to do their part to protect our Earth.

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