Monthly Archives: April 2013

Scrapbook Friday: Great Building Edition

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Nothing is a more popular subject on a postcard then a great building, and luckily for postcard manufacturers at the turn of the 19th century there was quite the collection of great buildings to choose from across the Keweenaw. Thus we find more then a few old buildings featured in …

St. Joseph’s School

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It was 1881 when Lake Linden’s first parochial school began holding classes within the private home of Mrs. Pierre Pichette. The first class consisted of about 70 children, but as the village grew so too did the makeshift school. Five years later Mrs. Pichette’s school was instructing nearly 200 students, …

The Missing Link

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We’ve managed to explore a great deal of ruins at the old Ogima shaft, otherwise known as the Mass C. In addition to the shaft itself, we’ve found the remains of its impressive sized rockhouse, dry house, and even a boiler house. Yet for all these discoveries there was a …

Scrapbook Friday: Deepest in the World Edition

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The process and procedure of copper mining was universal, all mines operated in the same manner and plundered the underground in similar fashion. The same technologies were utilized in all, and the layout and design of a mine’s surface plant were interchangeable with its neighbors to a degree. The only …

The Basement

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Just past the old boiler house remains we find ourselves looking out across a very unnatural looking piece of ground, flat and treeless but lined by a short concrete retaining wall. At least that’s what we thought at first, but following that wall a bit further revealed something a little …

Stacks and Trenches

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We return to the Chief, an old Ogima shaft more recently known as the Mass “C” shaft. We’ve featured the rusting bat cage now guarding the mine’s entrance before, but today we turn our attention to the soaring stack found in the background. This concrete monolith marks the Mass Mine’s …