Dam

Clark Mill

A Return to the Manganese Dam

South of Copper Harbor can be found the idyllic waters of Lake Manganese, a small jewel of a lake nestled…
Garden City Mine

A Dam’s Demise

Every spring the rivers and streams all across the Keweenaw become engorged with the runoff from a melting snowpack. These…
Mines

Seneca Dam

While most casual visitors of the Copper Country are aware of Seneca Lake, they most likely do not know of…
Mines

Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake is a small lake sitting along Cliff Drive just west of Mohawk. Rumor has it that the lake…
C&H Mills

The Spillway at Calumet Dam

The first Calumet Dam was built by beavers, which had created a small pond to the north of Red Jacket…
Locations

The Phoenix Dam

I have done several posts here on CCE about a copper mine’s biological needs, namely a hunger for large quantities…
Scrapbook

A Dam Mystery

Fresh from my week-long Strep ordeal (much better now thankfully) I find an interesting mystery waiting for me in my…
Garden City Mine

Garden City Dam

It was the 1840’s when the Copper Country’s first copper rush came ashore. It was long the banks of the…
Industry

Postscript

The steel dam at Redridge was completed in November of 1901, and became only the second steel dam in the…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p3)

As you progress along the foundation of the Redridge Dam, you drop level after level via a series of concrete…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p2)

In its simplest form, the Redridge dam is a steel wall built across a ravine – 464 feet wide and…
Industry

Anatomy of a Steel Dam (p1)

Steel dam construction was flirted with only temporarily at the turn of the century, a time which the Redridge Dam…
Industry

The Spillway

Flood waters pose a serious threat to most dams steel or otherwise. Dams are built with a specific load limit…
Industry

A New Danger

The dangers that a spring thaw once meant for the Redridge dam included the possibility of a dangerous over-topping. The…
Industry

Supply Lines

As we continue our fresh look at CCE’s earliest posts we stumble across our first exploration of one of the…
Industry

A Small Dam

foundation to a small dam on Quincy creek Moving forwards from the canyon, we made our way up the step…
Industry

Behind the Dam

There are in actuality two dams on the Salmon Trout River. The first and older dam was built before the…
Industry

The Second Dam

There are actually two dams built on the Salmon Trout River. When there was but one stamp mill on the…
Industry

Into the Superstructure

looking down the concrete foundation under the dam As we quickly dropped down into the river gorge the roar of…
Industry

From the Road

The Keweenaw was a land tamed by steam. The rise of steam power in the nation corresponded with the rise…