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    • Decided Contract

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      October 15, 1887

      A Decided Contrast
      Favors should be appreciated, and the Mining Journal trusts
      that the people of the upper peninsula will fully appreciate
      the accommodations which...
    • Towers going up

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Using the barge mounted derrick to set the first sections of the towers was slow going as there was a constant effect of wind, water currents and waves. Slipping these sections over the bolts required much time and expert equipment operator...
    • When our citizens saw our dry goods box

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Luce County, Mi.
      Friday, October 10, 1890

      When our citizens saw our dry goods box that was being built by the Railway company for a depot, they became disgusted and were not slow in expressing their opinion of it....
    • They need watching

    • Railroads ; Falls (Accidents) ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company




    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      May 25, 1891

      They Need Watching
      Negaunee.-
      The run through the Jackson location is a trying one to the
      employes on the trains of both the C&NW and DSS&A roads...
    • Progress of the survey

    • Railroads -- Design and construction ; Railroads -- Employees ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 8, 1887 Saturday

      Progress of the Survey

      The corps for the survey of the liine for the DSS&A is now fully organized and work is progress all along the line from Sturgeon...
    • Through train on the DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      June 9, 1888
      Saturday

      The through train on the DSS&A began running Sunday last, arriving about three house [*hours] late at this point, and has been late every day since. There is something...
    • Progress of the Survey

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 8, 1887 Saturday

      Progress of the Survey The corps for the survey of the line for the DSS&A is now fully organized and work is progressing all along the line from Sturgeon west...
    • Second Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the second Portage Lake bridge built in 1895 was taken from the Hancock side. Note the speed limit sign next to the horse drawn carriage (""slow to 15 MPH""). In the left foreground a train approaches the lower level of the bridge...

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