As preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, MHM gathered data (drawings, photographs and measurements) of the dry nautical portion (approximately 25%) of the sternwheel steamer, The Andy Gibson. A trench was dug alongside of the steamer to expose the condition of the portion of the steamer covered by 3-4 feet of soil. Triangulation and measured drawings were used to document the ships construction attributes. A NR nomination was prepared incorporating this new information with older information that was gathered from previous fieldwork.
To conduct an architectural assessment of a roof replacement project for the Great Northern Depot, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and currently in use as the Mille Lacs County Historical Society.
To implement a self-guided walking tour of the city of Pine River, Heritage Group North Inc. purchased thirteen kiosk displays and installed them at various historic building sites. Each kiosk, made of recycled plastic, displays historic information and photographs from an earlier period. In addition to the kiosks, a tri-fold brochure was designed showing the locations of the walking tour. They are available at the Pine River Chamber Information Center. The walking tour serves to remind residents and visitors of the inherent history to be found in many of the city's structures.
Field survey investigations were conducted during September and October of 2010 in order to inventory, record and analyze the physical condition of architectural and structural features of the Onamia Soo Line Railroad Depot which currently is serving as a public library and Soo Line Boxcar. Based on existing conditions, recommendations for repairs were prepared along with yearly inspection logs and a list of maintenance duties.
Maritime Heritage Minnesota completed a side and down imaging sonar survey of 104 miles of the Mississippi River in Aitkin County, as well as a small portion of Itasca County when the river meandered across the county line, in August 2010.
The Onamia Municipal Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was in need of a historic structures report / conditions analysis to provide restoration and management goals for the property. Currently the building is experiencing interior wall condensation, plaster erosion, water intrusion, energy loss, electrical system issues, and spalling of exterior mortar. The report documents current conditions, provide appropriate approaches to the treatment of existing problems, and outline a scope of future recommended work.
Partner Organizations: Kasson Alliance for Restoration, Mantorville Restoration Association, Friends of Mayowood, Denmark Township Historical Society, Friends of Saint Rose, Preservation Lake City, County Historical Societies, Red Wing Downtown Main Street, Winona Main Street, Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, Faribault Main Street, and Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
PAM will work to provide its partners with staff support, administration, supervision, and additional preservation and planning expertise.
National Register of Historic Places nomination preparation and a management plan for the 47-acre Two Points property on Ottertail Peninsula, Leech Lake. Included is a spatial analysis of physical artifacts, researching documentation of the site, creating and annotating maps, taking photos and completing the nomination form with attachments and bibliography.