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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...
    • Cable anchor pier

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • With sighting rods (white sticks) in place, cranes lower the framework for pier No. 17, the sough anchor pier, into exact position as surveyors give direction by radio from several of the seven surveying towers placed in the Mackinac Straights...
    • 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...
    • Cable anchor framework

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Cranes place one section of the steel framework for one of the cable anchor piers. The critical placement of the first section was guided by surveyors stationed on several of the seven survey towers located through the Mackinac Straights area.
    • Corral

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • One of four corrals being unload from a barge. It then stood on the bottom of the Straights of Mackinac and was used to guide the pier caisson as it went into position. Surveyors guided this operation through triangulation from the seven survey...
    • At the Hawley Mill

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 27, 1892

      At The Hawley Mill

      The Cleveland Saw Mill & Lumber company expects to start up its big Dead river mill by April 15. There will be no trouble with logs this spring as...
    • 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...
    • Copper country

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

      Copper Country

      Houghton - Seven carloads of refined copper left for the east yesterday. On the average about five cars of copper leave the DSS&A yard here each...
    • Train to circus at Negaunee

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI., Monday, June 22, 1885

      Ishpeming - The morning train Saturday from Marquette to Michigamme consisted of seven coaches which were taken up the road for the benefit of those who desired to...
    • Directors Elected

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Michigan
      July 22, 1887
      Friday
      Directors Elected
      The annual meeting of the stockholders of the M&W RR., the stockholders
      of the MH&O RR., and the stockholders of the DSS&A were...
    • Gone to work

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      March 12, 1887
      Saturday

      Gone to Work
      The vagrants gathered in by the night watchman at 1:00 am Tuesday morning, together with the three who escaped them but were captured later, were...
    • Broken car wheel on copper train

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      April 12, 1888
      Thursday

      A broken car wheel on a copper train on the DSS&A tore up the ties on the Rock River bridge and hurled seven cars to the ice below, completely wrecking the...

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