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    • 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
    • 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 Time Card

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

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

      The DSS&A Time Card
      The first time card of the DSS&A goes into effect Sunday
      next, May 1, and the arrangement of trains will be such...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.

    • From James W. Lydon

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • From James W. Lydon

      On September 3,1879, a group of Detroit businessmen headed by James McMillan[,] J. S. Newberry, Francis Palms, George Hendrie, F. E. Driggs, Hugh McMillan of Detroit and George I. Seney of New York[,] incorporated 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...
    • 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...
    • Act no. 67, page 84

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, Regular Session of 1865, Act No. 67, page 84

      An Act to allow increased rates of fare for passengers on any railroad in the Upper Peninsula, for a limited period.

      Section 1. The...
    • Hallston - Anna River Brick Co.

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      July 11, 1891

      Hallston - The Anna River Brick Co., is shipping about three cars of brick per day, and is rushed to fill orders.

      DSS&A
      Stations - Hallston
    • C&NW, DSS&A, MLS&W, WC

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Negaunee Iron Herald
      Negaunee (L. S.) Mi.
      February 2, 1888
      Thursday

      The C&NW, DSS&A, MLS&W and WC have agreed to reduce iron ore rates from iron mines 10 [cents] per ton for the navigation season of...
    • Common council

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Negaunee Iron Herald
      Negaunee, (L.S.,) Mi.
      January 12, 1888
      Thursday

      Common Council
      January 5, 1888

      The mayor stated that the DSS&A had been notified to place a flagman on the Gold street crossing and failed to do...
    • Two hours at Hallston

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      December 1, 1888
      Saturday

      Two Hours at Hallston

      Our reporter had occasion to drop off at the new town of Hallston on Monday. Hallston is the new name the...
    • Roadmaster C. H. Watson

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      July 7, 1888
      Saturday

      Rock River - Two carloads of logs per day are being received from Onota, to be cut in the sawmill here.

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