Month: September 2009

Isle Royale Mine

A Pillar

Before moving on from the Isle Royale No. 4 boiler house, there was one other thing that caught our eye…
Isle Royale Mine

The No.4 Boiler House

The small town of Dodgeville just south of Houghton was conceived – like all Copper Country towns – by a…
Isle Royale Mine

The Hoist in the Swamp

Though the Dry House was the first building to catch our eyes after leaving the Rock House remains, it was…
Isle Royale Mine

The Boiler in the Jungle

Boiler houses have been – and continue to be – the most annoying ruin I have ever had the displeasure…
Isle Royale Mine

An Isle Royale Dry House

With the shaft and rockhouse taken care of, it was now time to search for the remaining pieces of the…
Isle Royale Mine

The Isle Royale No.6

Isle Royale No. 6 The Isle Royale Mine originally opened in 1852, on a section of the Isle Royale lode…
Isle Royale Mine

The Isle Royale Dock

The growth and development of many communities up and down the Keweenaw was molded by the success or failure of…
Locations

An Abandoned Osceola Location

The South Hecla Shafts and Mineral Range Roundhouse – as seen from atop the Osceola No.1 Conglomerate shaft house The…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

A Traprock Valley Railroad Trestle

The Ahmeek Mine – a C&H prize from consolidation It was in 1923 that C&H’s dominance over the Copper Country…
CCE Notes

The Bowling Stone

If you spend any time scouring the Keweenaw shore you are bound to find them, scattered seemingly randomly across rocky…
Franklin Jr. Mine

Guest Post: The Franklin Jr No.2

This is the second guest post by fellow copper country explorer Brian Wereley, who has been kind enough to send…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook IX (p2)

Continuing from where we left off yesterday, here’s a few more panoramic images taken by the Detroit Publishing Company back…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook IX (p1)

Did some browsing through one of my favorite web sites yesterday – the Library of Congress American Memory site –…