Coal

Industry

Where Freighters Roamed

When it came to Quincy’s coal handling operation, the Coal Silo was just a middle man. The real star of…
Industry

The Coal Silo

From the back it looked to be some type of concrete silo, similar to one you’d find on a farm…
Scrapbook

Some Old Photos of Industry

Continuing with our look at the 1904 “Souvenir of the Copper Country”, we now focus our attention on photos showcasing…
Copper Range Railroad

Down By the Docks (p3) – The Copper Range Rail Yard

The Copper Range railroad was relatively late to the party, having been preceded by three other railroads by the time…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p5) – The Quincy Sands

With the Quincy Mill gone, the ragged landscape on which it once stood and the vast tailings that it had…
Mass Mine

Among the Coal Fields

Stepping away from the hoist foundation we discover a scattering of concrete footings surrounding the building. These footings are adorned…
Industry

In the Trenches

By the time the mines of the southern range had come to fruition the convenience of utilizing neighboring Portage Lake…
Mines

Under a Canopy of Yellow

Leaving the sandstone and brick embellished hoist foundation behind, we headed across the old roadway at the Trimountain No.2 to…
Mines

A Trestle Runs Through It?

Accompanying any hoist is a boiler, a ruin that is always close nearby. Unfortunately most boiler ruins are rather skimpy…
Copper Range Railroad

Mill Mine Junction (p3)

While the Copper Range’s main yard was located down along the Houghton waterfront, one of the most active areas along…
Baltic Mine

Coal Trestle

After having taken some time exploring the remains of the Baltic’s compressor and boiler houses, we headed off into the…
Industry

Stuff

more piling from the no2 dock at Quincy Mills After leaving the remains of the old boiler/pump house, we took…
Industry

The Silo

the towering and mysterious Quincy Silo; purpose unknown Standing only a few dozen feet from the smokestacks was what first…
Industry

Coal Dock

the remains of the Quincy Mill’s coal dock Torch Lake sits at the southern end of the Traprock Valley, butted…
Mines

South of Kearsarge

a large pile of sandstone at the South Kearsarge Its been a very busy few weeks, and we haven’t gotten…
Mines

Coal Delivery

the approach to a trestle at North Kearsarge used to deliver coal to the boiler house In order to feed…
Mines

The Boiler House

the boiler house at Quincy #2. Boiler houses converted water to steam using a coal fired boiler, sending the resulting…