Ahmeek Mill

During the Copper Empire’s peak, over 100 steam stamps were in operation across the peninsula. As mines and their mills succumbed, these massive stamps were quickly sold or scrapped for quick cash. With the arrival of the Second World War any remaining stamps were quickly drafted into the war effort – providing much needed steel and iron for military equipment. By the end of the empire in the 60′s, stamps had become and endangered species. Today only one has managed to survive.

Ahmeek Mill

The Tamarack Canal

In 1882 the Tamarack Mine began the long and laborious task of digging over a mile into the earth in…
Ahmeek Mill

The Trestle of the Clouds

A drive down M26 along the west shore of Torch Lake is ripe with more then a few awe inspiring…
Ahmeek Mill

In the Shadow of the Empire

After the Copper Empire’s abandonment the little mill town of Tamarack City found itself without its major employer. Many of…
Ahmeek Mill

The Ahmeek Mill (p1)

The allure of the Copper Country doesn’t lie in its history alone, as interesting as that history may be. What…
Ahmeek Mill

The Ahmeek Mill (p2)

From the basketball court of the Tamarack City Park the remains of the Ahmeek Mill loom ominously on the horizon…