Pump House

Delaware Mine

Worth the Price of Admission (p1)

Traveling into the Keweenaw northern reaches will eventually bring you to a large sign along the road adorned with the…
Industry

The Little Red Foundation

Of all the resources required in any milling operation, water is the most prolific. Stamps were incredibly thirsty machines, as…
Huron Mill

In the Land of the Huron (p1)

It was near the dawn of the Copper Country – 1853 to be exact – that a string of mines…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p4) – The Quincy Mill

The long hard winter may still be with us, but take heart that another season of Copper Country exploring is…
Hancock

The Quincy Pump House

This rather handsome small sandstone building along Hancock’s waterfront appears at first glance to be an old garage, one recently…
Industry

The Pump House

While our mystery ruin stood right above us along that stretch of beach, the soaring sandstone cliffs in which is…
Michigan Mine

The Pit

While massive hoist buildings are interesting, they are the type of thing we expect to find scattered about a mine…
Centennial Mill

The Shore Plant (p1)

Before the Arcadian Mill had become available, the Centennial Mine was desperately in need of a new stamp mill. Its…
Isle Royale Mine

That Which Survives (p1)

For the most part copper mines along the Keweenaw erected very modest surface plants, directing most of their money into…
C&H Mills

A Pump House and Crib

The first Calumet Mill was a short lived diversion in what was otherwise an illustrious and profitable career for C&H.…
Industry

Mohawk Mill Pump House

This post was originally written not knowing that the ruins here are in fact those of the Mohawk Mill’s Pump…
Industry

Pump House (no2)

an old water tunnel built to feed the mills pumps Stamp Mills required millions of gallons of water – every…
Industry

Dock

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