California redwood and Oregon pine were used for this 100-foot-long gold boat, a steam-powered outfit operated by a three-person crew. The surviving hull, along with the ponds and the mounds of waste rock the dredge created on the Swan River, are now part of a park (1991). Ruins of another dredge may be seen on French Creek, 5 miles southeast up French Gulch Road. The Gold Dredge Restaurant (1993, Baker + Hogan Associates), 180 West Jefferson Street, is a full-scale concrete replica of an old gravel gobbler.
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Swan River Dredge No. 4
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