Bea interior floor before work
Interior of Bea and her old uneven floor after the glacial silt was shoveled out.
Margaret before move
Eric, Orion and Steve Hanson prepare Margaret for a move to her new location.
Bea cabin foundation fix
Work begins on Bea’s foundation logs.
Bea cabin lifting
Steve and Orion Hanson prepare Bea for lifting with new cottonwood and spruce logs to replace rotten ones damaged in the 2002 flood.
Bea cabin construction
The restored Bea takes shape during the summer of 2012.
This portable Woodmizer mill was hard at work at the site for three years preparing cottonwood and spruce logs from the property for use in all the cabins and bath house.
106-Bea upstairs window
The new upstairs loft in Bea with her curved railing and diamond-shaped, stained-glass window.
Bea exterior finished
Bea almost finished showing off her curved arches which were found on the property.
108-Margaret exterior finished
Margaret nestled into her new spot with restored logs and a new roof and porch. She was completed in 2013.
Milling continues in the summer of 2013.
Orion Hanson and Rory Jacquot make notches in a log for the Bath House.
111-Bath house log set
Placing a log during construction of the Bath House in June 2013. Note the crafted dove-tail joints
112-Bath House log placement
Rory and Orion insure a perfect fit.
113-North Words log demonstration
Orion and Rory demonstrate notching for 2013 participants of the North Words Writers Symposium.
114-Bath house logs-old Mary Jane
The Bath House rafters take shape.
115-Original Mary Jane
A final photo of the old Mary Jane before she was dismantled in the fall of 2013. She was pushed here by the 2002 flood and had severe rot. We saved what we could of her, including her original design. The old MJ is depicted in our logo by Josh Downs.
116-Water line installation
Water lines being installed to connect the cabins to the well and bath house.
117-Septic field installation
New septic and drain field installation behind the Bath House.
118-Mary Jane first logs
Work begins on the new Mary Jane in the fall of 2013.
119-Mary Jane log placement
Mary Jane starts to take shape.
120-Mary Jane logwork
Mary Jane shows off her new dove-tail joints.
121-Mary Jane roof framing
Trusses going up in the new Mary Jane.
122-Mary Jane roofing
Steve at work on the roof of Mary Jane.
123-Bath house roof on
Bath House with metal roof and windows and doors installed. She has two entrances to the baths in front and back.
124-Mary Jane roof on
Mary Jane all “weathered-in” for the winter of 2013-14.
125-Bath house stained glass
Inside of the Bath House with her new stained-glass.
126-Bath house windows-JB
Outside of Bath House showing new windows.
Finish work on the Bea cabin stairs.
128-Mary Jane kitchen counter begin-JB
Kitchen sink and cabinet installation in Mary Jane during the summer 0f 2014.
Mary Jane countertop birch wood
Scott Weddell begins to assemble the birch countertop.
130-Mary Jane stained glass french doors
French doors framed by stained-glass picked out by Dorothy connects the front and back rooms of Mary Jane.
131-Bath house sink stand-JB
Sink and vanity installed in the Bath House.
132-MAry Jane window work-JB
Orion applies window trim in Mary Jane with boards salvaged from the original cabin.
133-Mary Jane countertop construction
Scott sands the birch countertop.
134-Mary Jane kitchen
Countertop and cabinets all finished, stove and fridge installed too.
135-Wood shop hutch
Dorothy and Steve pick out wood for Mary Jane’s hutch.
136-Mary Jane brick washing-JB
Dorothy washes old brick from our Skagway property for the Mary Jane fireplace.
137-Mary Jane hearth bricks-JB
Orion installs the brick.
138-Mary Jane hearth-DB
Orion with the finished brick backing and base made from West Creek river rock, which we have an abundance of. See photos of the fireplace with the wood stove on the Mary Jane page.