Dock

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 Quarry Dock

The great Copper Empire that once ruled the Keweenaw’s shores may have been figuratively built of copper, but it was…
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…
Houghton

Down by the Docks (p8)

The Carroll Foundry rests atop land partially created from the tailings of the Grand Portage Mill, which sat just to…
Houghton

Down by the Docks (p6) – The Warehouse District

The first railroad to find its way to Houghton was the Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad, which in 1883 built…
Copper Range Railroad

Down by the Docks (p4)

A century ago the east end of the Copper Range rail yard was a center of activity, home to not…
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 (p7) – The Hodge Foundry

Quincy may have been the first mine to the scene above the narrow waters of the Portage’s west arm, but…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p6)

The Quincy sands may have been a hazard to navigation, but they were particular convenient when it came time to…
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…
Industry

Dockside at the Quincy Smelter

After having been dug out of the ground, milled and smelted, copper’s last stop before leaving the region was one…
Locations

The White City Legacy

Though occurring over 600 miles away from the rocky shores of the Keweenaw, the 1893 World’s Fair left a lasting…
Industry

The Jacobsville Docks (p3)

As I’ve noted previously the Jacobsville region was home to five quarries at the peak of the brownstone’s popularity, four…
Industry

The Jacobsville Docks (p2)

The Jacobsville dock at its prime was a rather large and impressive structure, extending several hundred feet into the lake…
Industry

The Jacobsville Docks (p1)

This winter CCE is collaborating with the Keweenaw Heritage Center in the creation of an exhibit featuring the Copper Country’s…
Baraga

Along the Bay

While the ore docks never materialized along Keweenaw Bay, the lighthouse at Sand Point was able to provide an important…
Centennial Mill

The Shore Plant (p2)

After a few small discoveries – including the remains of the original boiler house – we continued onward towards shore…
Isle Royale Mine

The Isle Royale Dock

The growth and development of many communities up and down the Keweenaw was molded by the success or failure of…
Industry

Coal Dock

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

Dock

in service to the copper empire, perhaps… The Copper Country is a one industry town. For over a century the…