Month: May 2008

Mines

To All the Hoists I’ve Known Before

Me and hoist foundations go way back. I can still remember my first – it was a rather small red-brick…
Mines

Mesnard Compressor House

After yesterday’s first post on our Mesnard exploration, readers pointed out the existence of a large group of ruins sitting…
Mines

A Modern Mesnard

After Quincy bought up the defunct Mesnard Mine in 1896 it re-opened one of its original shafts, which became Quincy…
Scrapbook

Tamarack Mills (in color)

While spending some much needed time cleaning out my inbox here at CCE, I stumbled across a collection of photos…
Scrapbook

A Dam Mystery

Fresh from my week-long Strep ordeal (much better now thankfully) I find an interesting mystery waiting for me in my…
Keweenaw Central Railroad

Went to Crestview and Only Got Some Lousy Ruins

Let me just preface this post with the following. Crestview is a myth. Its simply a tall tale passed on…
Mineral Range Railroad

The Mineral Range Revisited

the remains of a Mineral Range dual-gauge track near Mesnard For railroad fans, the Keweenaw is a treasure trove of…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

More Quincy Rock Cars

I would have to admit that after three years of exploring the Copper Country there isn’t too much that surprises…
Mines

Along the Old Pewabic (p2)

When Quincy acquired the Pewabic Mine it inherited an obsolete and dilapidated surface plant consisting of an old shaft/rock house,…
Mines

Along the Old Pewabic (p1)

If it wasn’t for the discovery of the Pewabic Lode by Quincy’s northern neighbor, “old reliable” may have never survived…
Mines

Of Rock and Sandstone…

Out of the four main components of any mine (rock-house, shaft-house, hoist house, boiler house) the boiler house has by…
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The Quincy Shafts

For most mines along the Keweenaw shaft numbering was simple. The first shaft you sunk was the No. 1. Every…