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    • Ice

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Ice around the sough tower pier in the spring. Ice is a constant problem to navigation in the Straights of Mackinac into late spring. Ice can range up to several feet thick with windrows over twenty feet thick.
    • 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.
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Interesting interview

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

    • Sources: The Mining Journal
      Marquette. Mi.
      November 27, 1886
      An Interesting Interview
      The following is taken from a lengthy interview, had with Mr. James McMillan by a reporter of the Detroit evening Journal. Upper Peninsula readers...
    • Story is told

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

    • Source:The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      June 23, 1888
      Saturday


      The story is told, with some show of truth, that the telegraph operators between here and St. Ignace are obliged to keep a thick smoke...
    • Telegraph operators on the DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Luce County, Mi
      June 28, 1888
      Thursday

      Telegraph operators on The DSS&A between St. Ignace and Marquette, run largely through the forest, protect themselves at night with smudges in order to hold the swarms of...

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