the approach to a trestle at North Kearsarge used to deliver coal to the boiler house In order to feed the mining hoists with steam, boilers required large amounts of fuel. Normally this would come in the form of coal, but for the Copper Country’s early years coal was a ...Read More »
After our look last week at a few Depression Era public work projects we present our top picks of all the rest.
Fellow CC enthusiast Paul Meier takes us back in time to the last days of C&H to explore the mine's sprawling conglomerate surface plant.
We head northward to take a closer look at another Depression era project - a stone boat honoring the USS Kearsarge.
CCE explores one of Hancock's most unique transportation corridors - the East Hancock Stairway.
CCE takes a closer look at the incredible remains of the Amygdaloid Mill, once hidden but now exposed for all to see.
CCE examines the bad luck of the old Amygdaloid Mine, a run of misfortune that created a one-of-a-kind ruin
More Carp Mill remains, this time with a detailed look at its still existing steam engine...
We explore the remains of the Clark Stamp Mill, whose gravity stamps can still be found littered across the forest floor.
Thanks to fellow explorer Paul Meier, we take a look at the C&H Railroad in operation.
The Lake Linden Branch was first proposed by the Houghton Country Street Railway Company in 1901, used as a bargaining chip in its attempt to acquire franchise rights through Laurium’s public thoroughfares. The ploy worked, but the line itself wouldn’t come to fruition for another two years. By then Torch ...Read More »
looking up the old skylight of the Quincy Mill – almost a century since the glass was first installed Taking a ginger walk up the concrete stairway up to the second level of the Quincy Mill addition brought us to another room very similar to the first. Only the entire ...Read More »
An automated casting machine at work In the beginning, the finished copper from the Quincy furnaces were molded into ingots using a very labor intensive process. In essence workers would scoop out the copper with long handled ladles and then proceed to pour the copper into lines of waiting molds. ...Read More »
An integral component of any mining empire was the railroad. These iron beasts of burden worked tirelessly to transport materials between not only mines and mills but also between city and countryside and region to region. Though indispensable, they were not immortal. As the empire died so too did the railroads, and ...Read More »
The first stop for any rock entering a Copper Country stamp mill is one of several large storage bins that sit up and behind the mill’s stamp batteries. Since the rock will be transported through the mill primarily by gravity, these bins sit at the highest point of the mill ...Read More »
Its time once again for yet another installment of CCE’s Copper Country Top 10 list. With yesterday’s post detailing a few old railroad remnants found at the Quincy Mine, I thought it would be good to take a look at a few other great old railroad remnants to be found across the ...Read More »