Friday, July 6, 2012

Abandoned Docks and the Ghost Floatplane of Neklason Lake

All over Alaska, people with private property on lakes put in docks, piers or float systems.  Some last better than others.  Neklason Lake, where we live, is no exception.

Here are images of four of the abandoned docks:

This one includes a Jack Daniels Black Label shrine, nestled up against the hill:

This one once purported to be a loon sanctuary, but the loons have always kept well away:

This one has a water heater tank up on the shore nearby that was there when we moved here in 1995.  It is still there.  Why?

This one used to be the longest float system on the lake - about 70 feet long.  Not much left now.  Birds like to rest on it:

This Cessna 180 has been sitting in the same place now for eight years.  I don't think anyone has even bothered to crank up the engine for six years.  The ghost floatplane of Nik Lake:

1 comment:

George said...

looks like the docks are soon to be resting on the lake bottom. as for the plane, it might be stolen. borough might have records as they used to tax planes.