Monthly Archives: October 2013

Making a Statement

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Hancock’s original compliment of public schools were anchored by a large campus sitting in the heart of the city along Quincy Street. The first to be built was the classically inspired brick building seen above, erected to house the city’s secondary school in 1869. The building would soon be joined …

Just A Few Foundations More

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From the outside all we could make out was the four tall concrete walls, with nothing else to help us identify what may lie within. It may have been a second hoist house, or it could have been a compressor house. The only way we were going to find out …

A Walk Outside

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After leaving the hoist house ruins we took another walk around the perimeter, this time looking for the cable stands that once brought the hoisting cable out to the distant rock house located far down the hill. Using that notch in the wall we discovered earlier as a starting point, …

Atop the Foundation

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After taking a walk around the old maintenance trenches surrounding the Lake Mine’s hoist house, it was time to tackle the elephant in the room and take a climb up atop the hoist foundation itself. Unfortunately it looked to be a daunting task, considering the size and height of the …

Breaching the Walls

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Leaving the boiler house remains behind, we take a short stroll down the sloping landscape towards that concrete wall we saw down the way. While the remains of the boiler house were not particularly impressive, the concrete wall that soared above us was a bit more substantial, its bulk dominating …

Hot Gases and Ash

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We featured a few of the more impressive structures remaining from the old Lake Mine in Ontonagon country already here on CCE, most impressive of which was the soaring towers of concrete on which the towering old rock house once stood. We also took a quick look at this small …