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    • Republic

    • Railroads ; Mines and mineral resources ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      June 12, 1891

      Republic

      Christ Peterson with a force of men arrived here from Marquette on Tuesday evening to do the grading for the new spur to the Riverside mine. The work is now...
    • 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...
    • Cable preparation

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Rolls of wire were delivered to Sault St. Marie, MI., 60 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. These rolls were spliced together and rolled onto a large spool that was shipped to the bridge site and unrolled into the bridge cable during the...
    • Cable preparation

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Rolls of wire were delivered to Sault St. Marie, MI., 60 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. These rolls were spliced together and rolled onto a large spool that was shipped to the bridge site and unrolled into the bridge cable during the...
    • Cable preparation

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Rolls of wire were delivered to Sault St. Marie, MI., 60 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. These rolls were spliced together and rolled onto a large spool that was shipped to the bridge site and unrolled into the bridge cable during the...
    • 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...
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Construction of the first section of a tower caisson. Note the wedge shaped cutting edge. These sections were fabricated in Gary, Indiana and shipped to Rockport (Alpena), MI by barge where they were assembled by Wiltse Brothers Shipyard. This...
    • Tower going up

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The towers were fitted together horizontally at Ambridge, PA., taken apart and shipped by rail to St. Ignace. The pieces were then placed on a barge and towed to the site and the creeper set them in place. This was like putting together a puzzle.
    • Wire storage

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • When the coils of wire for the suspension cables was shipped from the mill in NJ it was stored in a building an Sault St. Marie, MI prior to being spliced and rolled onto reels. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Cable wire

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The 32,000 lb. Reel of wire was shipped by rail to St. Ignace and was unloaded by crane for delivery to the anchor pier where it would be unrolled during the cable spinning process
    • 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...
    • Sheridan & Sullivan

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

      Sheridan & Sullivan are getting out about a million feet logs at Hallston which will be shipped by rail to Marquette.
    • For year 1890

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 5, 1891 Saturday

      For The Year 1890

      The rail shipments of ore over the DSS&A have been computed for the year 1890 and were 186,149 gross tons. There were shipped by lake from the...
    • Onota

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County, Mi.
      January 17, 1891
      Saturday

      Onota

      Kiln wood is being shipped from that place to the Carp furnace at Marquette.
    • Wood slab shipments

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • [WOOD SLAB SHIPMENTS FROM NEWBERRY TO MARQUETTE]--1891

      Large quantities of slabs are being shipped to Marquette this winter, they are being used in the railroad company's round house and workshops for heating purposes.

      [Dollarville...
    • In new hands

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Lake Superior Democrat
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      February 14, 1891
      Saturday

      In New Hands

      The EIM&W Road is now in the C&NW's Possession

      A New Traffic Arrangement

      The gentlemen who made so exhaustive a study of...
    • Fatal Accident

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      Septemaer 10, 1887
      Saturday

      A Fatal Accident
      Charles Tormie, a brakeman on an ore train on the DSS&A was
      fatally injured last Saturday morning on the Mackinaw...
    • Busy place

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi
      September 17, 1887

      A Busy Place

      First, Jacobs & Co.'s quarry at south Marquette is about the busiest place in the city now. Over a hundred men are employed in or about the quarry and...

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