Month: April 2007

Locations

A Town Is Born

the Osceola Depot With the discovery and development of the Osceola Amygdaloid lode, the fledging mining company of the same…
Locations

Osceola Revisited

a piece of foundation we thought might have been the Osceola Depot. But is it? The Osceola Mine struck fortune…
Garden City Mine

Soda Cans

Often when exploring the woods and fields of the Keweenaw, we stumble upon trash. Some might say that everything we…
Mines

North Kearsarge No. 3

a shaft and rock house on the Kearsarge lode similar to what might have stood at North Kearsarge No.3 The…
Mines

Watering Hole

an interesting ruin on the edge of a small pond at Kearsarge Like a living creature, copper mines required sustenance…
Mines

A Mystery to Solve

The long and unbroken wall that sat atop the hillside at North Kearsarge, was not one continuous wall at all.…
Mines

Wall of Rock

Mines were built where the lode dictated, with little room for improvisation. Like most lodes, the Kearsarge Amygdaloid on which…
Mines

Surface Plant

part of the collection of buildings that make up Quincy’s surface plant A mine itself is only a collection of…
Mines

Coal Delivery

the approach to a trestle at North Kearsarge used to deliver coal to the boiler house In order to feed…
Mines

Boiler House

Steam engines thirst steam, and the boiler house provides that steam. Our discovery of boiler houses is rather recent, and…
Calumet

A Trip to the Theatre

During Calumet’s more metropolitan days, this was the first thing most people saw when coming into town. Before the automobile…
Mines

Hoist Details

Hoist buildings, at least at the time the North Kearsarge was built, were generally wood structures that sat on a…
Mines

A Typical Mine Hoist

It has been said many times here in these pages that the hoist was the heart of a mine. The…
Mines

The Name Game

The Kearsarge Amygdaloid was home to more independent mines then probably any other load. No less then a dozen mines…
Industry

Postscript

The steel dam at Redridge was completed in November of 1901, and became only the second steel dam in the…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p3)

As you progress along the foundation of the Redridge Dam, you drop level after level via a series of concrete…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p2)

In its simplest form, the Redridge dam is a steel wall built across a ravine – 464 feet wide and…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p1)

Steel dam construction was flirted with only temporarily at the turn of the century, a time which the Redridge Dam…