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    • East Vulcan Mine

    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Photograph, looking northeast, shows the East Vulcan Mine. A shaft house appears above the tramways and stockpiles in the upper left. Notice how the land has been clear-cut with few trees remaining on the horizon. ""East Vulcan Mine (looking NE);...
    • View of the Norway Mine

    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Photograph taken in 1886, this view, looking east shows part of the Norway Mine. The Norway Mine was one of the few Dickinson County Mines worked as an open pit. ""Part of Norway Mine [---]; Looking East; Penn Mines; May 1886"" is printed on the...
    • Engine on display

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Engine no. 5649 built by H. K. Porter of Pittsburgh, PA., for the Calumet & Hecla smelter. This tank engine was on display, on a flatcar, at the Arcadian Copper Mine after it was reconditioned. Some work still needed to be performed. Owned by...
    • First Steam Engine

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • The first Locomotive into Houghton was this Marquette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad Company steam engine. Captured in this stereopticon slide and preserved by a member of the Keweenaw Historical Society, the engine photo was dated 1886 with Pat...
    • The Noronic

    • Soo Locks (Mich.) ; Boats and boating
    • Photograph showing the Canada Steamship Lines passenger ship ""Noronic"", possibly in the Detroit River. The ""Noronic"" was launched in 1913. It burned in the early morning hours at a pier in Toronto, September 17, 1949. Approximately 120...
    • Killed on the dock

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      May 1, 1890
      Thursday p.8 c.2

      Killed on the Dock

      Joseph Rimeard, a carpenter, fell from the top of the extension of No. 1 ore dock shortly after 6 o'clock last evening and...
    • Wreck of Portage Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • Photo taken from the Hancock side shows wreckage of the turntable span which was struck by a steamer that was attempting to pass through. Note the two levels clearly visible in the left. Lower level is for railroad and while the upper level is...
    • Wreck of Portage bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the wreck taken from the Hancock side, west side of the bridge shows the barges placed in the opening and railings installed for safe passage of pedestrians. This bridge is the only way to cross to the north side of Portage Lake.
    • Portage bridge with span open

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This photo of the Portage Lake bridge between the cities of Houghton (on the South) and Hancock, Michigan (on the North) was taken from Hancock looking South to Houghton. Note that the turn-table span is open as for a vessel to pass. Built in...
    • Portage lake bridge number 2

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This bridge, the second at this location, was of steel and built in 1895 to accommodate street, pedestrian, and streetcar traffic on the upper level with the railroads using the lower level. This photo taken from Mt.Ripley area shows West Houghton...
    • Portage Lake bridge number 2

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This photo of the second Portage Lake Bridge was taken from the Houghton side. Note the railroad track in the forground heading into the lower level of the bridge structure. This bridge was in use from 1895 to 1959


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