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Ben Miller built the lodge in the early 1930s using the building materials and construction techniques of the pioneers. All the building materials he needed were on his land and that is all he used. The lodge was put together using vertical bark-stripped logs with moss pressed between them held in place by thin saplings. You can see the axe cuts on the logs today where he built the framework for the lodge. He avoided using nails and you can see the hand carved curtain rods with the hand carved supports stuck into holes made in the logs. The immense fireplace in the lodge was built using rocks from the beach. It is comforting to sit beside it and watch the flames on cool summer evenings.