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Bridges - Portage Lake

Transportation, Bridges, Persons, Water, Lakes Street car crossing Portage Lake Bridge Houghton/Hancock [Image of a street car and a few pedestrians on the bridge.]

Scanned: March 24, 2011

Portage Lake Waterfront

Persons, Transportation, Bridges, Water, Lakes The "Sea Gull" floundered in yesterdays severe windstorm that churned Portage Lake into a seething froth. It broke loose from its moorings on the dock of the Co-op Fisheries in west Hancock. The owner, Matt Saari and an assistant rushed by car to the shore near the Naval Reserve Station to seize it. They were assisted by Conservation Officer, Walter F. Nelms, shown with a rope, John Wiitanen, Houghton County sheriffs deputy, and a military policeman from the Keweenaw Radar Base. It was finally secured, the engine started and it was on its way. [Good photo of the old bridge and waterfront area.]

Scanned: April 1, 2009

Bridges - Portage Lake

Transportation, Bridges, Water, Lakes, Persons Wreck of the draw. [Image of the collapsed draw of the bridge after being struck by steamer Northern Wave]]

Scanned: April 12, 2007