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    • Welcome change

    • Railroad stations ; Nonsmoking areas ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • Source; The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI
      Thursday, March 12. 1891

      A Welcome Change

      The DSS&A is making a very much needed imrprovement in its
      depot accommodations in this city. The portion that has been
      used as...
    • C Ludington Shaft of Chapin Mine

    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Photograph of the C. Ludington Shaft, facing east, shows the shaft housing which rose 114 feet above the collar of Iron Mountain's Chapin Mine. The chutes to the left allowed ore cars, like those pictured, to be loaded directly, as the ore came up...
    • Tower caisson move

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Getting the caisson No. 19 section out of the assembly area and into the lake went much better than it did for No. 20. No. 20's hole was filled in. No. 19 was jacked up, placed on skids and in four hours was in the place where No. 19 had been...
    • Survey tower

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This is survey tower No. 1 of the seven throughout the Straights of Mackinac area. Some were in the lake as is this one while others were on land (mainland & island). Sign noting ""NO MOORING OF ANY CRAFT AT THIS TOWER. Was to protect the...
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Cranes using clam buckets remove overburden from within the tower caisson. As material was removed, resistance was lowered at the cutting edge of the caisson which allowed it to cut its way to bedrock. It worked like a cookie cutter.
    • DSS&A railway depot

    • Railroad stations ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • D.S.S. & A. RAILWAY DEPOT


      WEEKLY MINING JOURNAL
      May 11, 1901 P. 1 C.1

      NEW DEPOT ASSURED, SOUTH SHORE ROAD WILL ERECT IT ON FRONT STREET
      PLANS WILL BE HERE SHORTLY, CONSIDERABLE GRADING ON THE SITE COMPLETED
      THIS...
    • Getting ready for work

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette MI.
      November 6, 1886
      Getting Ready for Work
      Mr. J. A. Latcha, the chief engineer and superintendent of construction for Brown, Howard & Co. contractors for the building of the DSS&A, is in the...
    • Discontented Dagos

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 30, 1887
      Saturday

      Discontented Dagos
      120 Italians at the F. G. O'Reilly & Co.'s camps near Nestoria
      on the Summitt divison [* division] of the...
    • Delay, short steam and antiquated

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore, Ishpeming, Mi.
      Saturday, January 14, 1888

      The Delay, Short Steam and Antiquated, how trains are run and how the people like it.

      The time tables ordered out until steam can be raised.

      Last week the Iron Ore...
    • Depot platform edict

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 4, 1886

      Negaunee

      Marshall Cunningham rigidly enforces the edict that boys having no business on the depot platform shall keep off. It is a good plan, for some of them will get...
    • Larger harbor is needed

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal,
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 28, 1890
      Monday

      Larger Harbor is Needed

      As year by year and traffic at this port increases the inadequacy of the harbor, becomes more and more apparent. Today, all of...
    • Trestle

    • Street -- Railroads
    • Streetcar trestle over the Steam Railroad on the Houghton County Traction Company electric street railway, between Albion and Mohawk Michigan. The law required the streetcar tracks to go over or under steam railroads. The rails were not allowed...

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