This weeks ride in the DeLorean sends us back to July of 1946, in a time immediately following the close of World War II. C&H had just concluded a five week shut down due a strike-imposed coal shortage and operations were just beginning to resume. The photo above documents the first coal boat to arrive to C&H’s Hubbell docks – the David M. Weir. Most of this issue revolved around non-mine related issues, which included a two page photo spread featuring renovation projects carried out by laid off workers. Front page article is about the Lake Chemical Company, a plant whose location is a mystery to me. There’s also an interesting story about the re-opening of the Gratiot Shaft, which mentions the move of the Nordberg engine from Osceola 13 to the newly opened mine.
Check out the whole issue below: