This 1940s-era gold dredge is still afloat in its dredging pond but saw little action in its day. By the time the machine arrived, shipped in pieces from Seattle in 1946, World War II had ended and gold prices were falling. The dredge was repossessed by the bank in 1947 and never operated again. Interpretive signs tell the story and a boardwalk across the wetlands provides enhanced bird viewing. Common raven may nest on the dredge. Long-tailed duck, greater scaup, red-throated loon, green-winged teal, northern phalarope, and mew gull are regular species at the small dredge pond adjacent to the road.
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