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Continued: Johnson Boat Works site yields bits of White Bear Lake's past

  • Article by: JIM ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 16, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Chet Kuhn, a bartender, was giving his biceps a good workout shaking the screening box while looking for the next treasured bits.

“I’ve lived in White Bear Lake for 14 years, and I’ve kind of fallen in love with this city. I just like to be involved,” he said. “You never know what you’re going to find.”

Jim Anderson • 651-925-5039 Twitter: @StribJAnderson

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  • Shards of glass and pottery fragments were unearthed Thursday.

  • From left, volunteer diggers John Hargroves, Chet Kuhn and Debbie Bartlett worked with archaeologist Dave Radford on Thursday, sifting and sorting the dirt at the Johnson Boat Works site.

  • Digging in White Bear Lake

    The volunteer archaeological dig on the west shore of White Bear Lake, south of the junction of Hwys. 61 and 96, led by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, will continue through Sunday, weather permitting.

    • Tours of the site will be offered each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors should note a couple of things: Parking is at a premium, and it is recommended that you park on the west side of Hwy. 61 and cross at the marked crosswalk or at Hwy. 96.

    Also, construction will be going on for some of the time, and access may be limited.

    • For a history of the Johnson Boat Works, go to

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