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    • Ore Pier

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

    • DSS&A Ry.
      May 1887

      Ore Pier
      J.W. Murphy, Supt. Docks, $150.00 per month.
      W.R. Hallan, Foreman, Docks, $100.00 per month.
      A.E. Finney, " , ", $100.00 per month.
      F.A. Jory, Shipping Agent, Docks, $75.00 per month.
      D.S....
    • DSS&A Railroad rates of pay

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

    • DSS&A Ry
      1887
      Rates of Pay
      * Conductors $65.00 $75.00 $85.00 $100.00 per month
      Engineers 3.50 3.75 per day Firemen 1.40 1.60 1.80 "
      Brakeman 1.85 "
      + Conductors 50.00 55.00 per month
      * Freight
      + Passenger
    • South shore road

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal, Marquette, Mi., December 11, 1886

      The South Shore Road

      The Duluth News gives this interesting history of the project to connect Duluth with Sault Ste. Marie by a railroad running along the south shore of...
    • South Shore Road

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

    • source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      Thursday, Dec. 9, 1886

      The South Shore Road.

      The Duluth News gives this interesting history of the project to connect Duluth with Sault Ste. Marie by a railroad running along the...
    • Rail and lake rates for 1909

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Image of a pamphlet showing the rail and lake rates, for the Pennsylvania Railroad, via Erie Pennsylvania. The through rates are from eastern points to Houghton, Hancock and Dollar Bay, Michigan. Rates are shown in cents per 100 pounds.
    • Rail and lake rates for the season of 1907

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Image of a pamphlet showing the Rail and Lake steamer rate information, effective June 1st, 1907, from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia points specified. Rates are cost per pound for items being shipped to destinations such as; Sault Ste...
    • First cables

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The first cables are heading across the straits. The cable unrolls from the reels as the tug pushes the barge across. These catwalk support cables will be pulled out of the water and hoisted to the top of the towers where they will be adjusted to...
    • Aggregate placement

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Limestone, (Dolomite) from quarries at Drumand Island, MI. about 50 miles to the Northeast, was shipped in self-unloading lake freighters to the site. These vessels carried 12,000 tons per load. Vertical pipes (grout pipes) were installed from...
    • Aggregate placement

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • A self-unloading lake freighter (J.L.Reiss of the Reiss Steamship Co) deposits aggregate into the caisson of one of the south (No. 17) anchor piers. These vessels hauled limestone (dolomite) from the quarry at Drummond Island, MI, fifty water...
    • Fearful wreck on DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County Mi.
      June 20, 1891 Saturday

      Fearful Wreck on The DSS&A at L'Anse

      A special from Marquette says: A frightful train wreck occurred Thursday on the L'Anse grade of the...
    • Claim no. 276

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • DSS&A Ry.

      Claim No. 276
      By Matt Lenion, Palmer, Mi., for 23 cords wood burned near Palmer, MI. Claims fire started by engine of DSS&A Ry., July 25, 1892. Offered to settle for $2.00 per cord.

    • Business opening up

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 16, 1892

      Business Opening UP

      The big Dead River mill will begin cutting today for the season of 1892 just to get the machinery limbered up and everything in apple pie order for...
    • Claim no. 234

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

      Claim No. 234 - (See Claim No. 258) By J. T. Everett, St. Ignace, Mi., for rent of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 9 T41 R4W, Allenville, Mi., account section house stands partly on railroad...
    • Along the line

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 3, 1891 Saturday

      Along The Line

      On the Duluth division this winter there is great activity as far as logging operations are concerned the Nester estate is getting out over...

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