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    • Welcome change

    • Railroad stations ; Nonsmoking areas ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • Source; The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI
      Thursday, March 12. 1891

      A Welcome Change

      The DSS&A is making a very much needed imrprovement in its
      depot accommodations in this city. The portion that has been
      used as...
    • Getting ready for work

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette MI.
      November 6, 1886
      Getting Ready for Work
      Mr. J. A. Latcha, the chief engineer and superintendent of construction for Brown, Howard & Co. contractors for the building of the DSS&A, is in the...
    • Through the peninsula

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 25, 1886

      Through The Peninsula

      General Manager Washburn, of Minneapolis, interviewd by a Chicago reporter, confirms the statement that he had placed $9,000,000 of MSSM&A...
    • 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...
    • Straits car ferry

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • [DSS&A/GR&I RR Straits Car Ferry--1892]

      The new transfer steamer being built for the use of the D. S. S. & A. and G. R. & I. railroad companies at the straits of Mackinac, will be much more powerful boat than the St. Ignace, and of larger...
    • Winter

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Contractors staging area in the harbor at St. Ignace. Equipment is locked in the grip of winter while in the foreground ice fishing shanties are in use
    • Lock Excavation

    • Soo Locks (Mich.) ; Boats and boating
    • Cyanotype photograph showing the old horse-and-wagon method of excavating, in this view, excavating the ground for the Weitzel Lock. In the far distance in the background, can be seen the Canadian shore. The view was taken while the photographer...
    • New side track at Allenville

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

      1889

      New side track at Allenville completed and ready for use - is 900 feet long - switch at both ends. Holds 27 cars. WJS, Seney, November 30.

      Claim No. 142
      By Adolph DeMerse (or DeMarce), Marquette, Mi.,...
    • Claim no. 16

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

      1889

      Claim No. 16
      Montreal Riber Lbr. Co., for $1,518.48 for 379,670 feet of timber cut by Brown, Howard & Co., on ROW in Sections 33, 27, 34 and 25, R47-1E and Sections 1 and 2, R46-1E. Papers from W. F. Fitch, March 5,...
    • Claim no. 27

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

      1889

      Claim No. 27.
      Mrs. Mary Metwoogwam, Indian, for timber cut by Ry. Co., in 80 acre allotment S1/2 SE1/4 Sec. 18, T46, R2W in Bad River Reservation, Wis. Filed by R. S. Gardner, Indian Agent, with G. T. Jarvis, April...
    • Claim no. 52

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

      Claim No. 52
      By J. B. Wilson, Marquette, for $2,500 for use of patent coupler on cabooses and ore cars and box cars in 1888 - 1889. Claim made to F. W. Fitch by Mapes & Kinkade, Marquette, July 13, 1889.
      Claim...
    • Gunboat Michigan

    • Soo Locks (Mich.) ; Boats and boating
    • Photograph of the U.S. Navy gunboat ""Michigan"" at the east pier of the Sault Locks. The ""Michigan"" was a sidewheeler made of iron, built in 1844 at Erie, Pennsylvania. Renamed the ""Wolverine"" in 1905, the ship was still in use as a training...

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