• A Last Look Around

    A Last Look Around

    With the Seneca No.1′s main surface structures – the boiler, compressor, and hoist foundations – now behind us it was time to take a final look around and see what else of interest t...

  • More Ruins at Seneca

    More Ruins at Seneca

    Next door to the Seneca No.1′s boiler house was another set of concrete ruins. These particular foundations were decorated with several iron bolts protruding up out of their surface – a si...

  • Yes Virginia, There Is an Old Seneca…

    Yes Virginia, There Is an Old Seneca…

    After our little discussion the other day on the mysteries of the Seneca Mine and its many names and faces I decided to head on out there to try to clear up at least one of those mysteries – spe...

  • A Short History Of Seneca

    A Short History Of Seneca

    The Seneca Mine began its life during the Copper Country’s adolescence – around 1860. Before then most mines across the peninsula were duds, lit off by excited investors only to fizzle awa...

Seneca Mine

“The Seneca Mine began its life during the Copper Country’s adolescence – around 1860. Before then most mines across the peninsula were duds, lit off by excited investors only to fizzle away into nothing. Interest began to fade and new mines were slow in coming. But thanks to the unprecedented success of the Cliff, investors suddenly discovered a new found interest in the region. A new wave of mines began to spring up, a great deal of which set their sites along the rugged bluffs of the Cliff Range – the same formations along which the Cliff had found its own fortunes. One of the largest of these new mines was the Seneca, an endeavor whose namesake was one of the Five Nations – a coalition of native tribes that once dominated the region occupied today by the state of New York.”

A Last Look Around

featured

With the Seneca No.1′s main surface structures – the boiler, compressor, and hoist foundations – now behind us it was time to take a final look around and see what else of interest there was to find at the site. ... More »

Yet Another Hoist Foundation

featured

Another day another hoist foundation, that’s what I always say. These guys are like weeds, and everywhere I go I find myself stumbling across yet another one. In the old days (say about four years ago) these were rather exciting ... More »

More Ruins at Seneca

featured

Next door to the Seneca No.1′s boiler house was another set of concrete ruins. These particular foundations were decorated with several iron bolts protruding up out of their surface – a sign that we were looking at the foundations for ... More »

The Seneca Boiler House

featured

After leaving the pipes and culverts of the Seneca Dam behind, we worked our way through the woods in search of our next destination: the Seneca No.1. Our sources had indicated that the mine should be just a short distance ... More »

A Short History Of Seneca

featured

The Seneca Mine began its life during the Copper Country’s adolescence – around 1860. Before then most mines across the peninsula were duds, lit off by excited investors only to fizzle away into nothing. Interest began to fade and new ... More »

Seneca Dam

featured

While most casual visitors of the Copper Country are aware of Seneca Lake, they most likely do not know of its little sister who resides just outside of the small mining location of Seneca. Like its big brother to the ... More »

Seneca Lake

featured

Seneca Lake is a small lake sitting along Cliff Drive just west of Mohawk. Rumor has it that the lake is man-made, built to provide water for the adjacent Seneca Mine. While I haven’t found any definite proof of such ... More »