Month: June 2010

Amygdaloid Mine

Just Sitting Along the Road

After passing the old Central Mine location, US41 takes a lonely stroll northward with no signs of civilization – save…
Rails and Roads

Along Clark Mine Road

After our brief look at the Fanny Hooe Creek bridge last week, I thought we’d take a quick look at…
Mines

Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake is a small lake sitting along Cliff Drive just west of Mohawk. Rumor has it that the lake…
Rails and Roads

A Copper Harbor Bridge

This beautiful concrete and stone bridge carries US41 over Fanny Hooe Creek, just outside of Fort Wilkins. While sitting along…
Industry

Monuments to the Lost Empire

My post about the Northwestern stamp mill and its still-standing smoke stack last week got me thinking about all the…
Copper Range Railroad

Laurium Coal

Between the twin cities of Calumet and Laurium, its Calumet that’s generally considered to be the more industrious of the…
Mines

More from the Northwestern (p2)

Our exploration of the old Northwestern Mine began at the old stamp mill, and has now turned back to the…
Mines

More from the Northwestern (p1)

The Northwestern began its life of quite desperation in 1845 along a fissure vein just east of what would later…
Mines

The Northwestern Stack

By the time the Central Mine began sinking its shafts deep within the interior of the peninsula, it was hardly…
Copper Falls Mine

Blue Bat Cage

Sitting above Eagle Harbor high atop Petherick Hill stands this blue bat cage. Like its sibling down at the Seneca,…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Overview

The Hungarian Creek descends a total of 361 feet from the top of its first falls down to the level…
Hungarian Dam

Another Hungarian Dam

The Hungarian Dam was built in the late 1910’s and was a rather recent addition to a landscape that had…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Wall

Leaving the Hungarian Dam’s auxiliary spillway behind we proceeded to walk back down to the main river channel to see…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Spillway

The Hungarian dam is an embankment type, which is basically a man-made mound of dirt placed in the river’s way…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Dam (p2)

I’ve been to the Hungarian Dam’s spillway several times, including a few times when the fence was missing and a…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Dam (p1)

As Torch Lake’s second largest tributary, the Hungarian Creek attracted a great deal of attention from mines planning to build…
Hungarian Dam

A Hungarian Ruin

Before taking its tumultuous journey across the Keweenaw’s fractured spine, the Hungarian Creek begins its journey atop Dover Hill along…