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Shipwrecks - Maplehurst

Accidents, Marine Accidents, Shipwrecks, Water, Lakes, Persons [Image of the sinking ship from shore]

Scanned: February 26, 2007

Life Saving Boats

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Workboats, Persons, Water, Lakes Life saving crew canal E. Side - Capt. McCormick [Picture of the crew and captain with the boat on shore.]

Scanned: April 26, 2007

Beatrice Putnam at Eagle Harbor Beach

Water, Lakes, Persons, Buildings [Beatrice Putnam sits on a rock while overlooking the water at Eagle Harbor Beach]

Scanned: July 1, 2014

Ice Harvesting

Seasons, Winter, Persons, Water, Lakes Joseph Turk uses the long saw to completely cut the cakes. He always proceeds in the cut prepared by the circular saw. [Interesting photo of how ice havesting is accompllished. See comment section for story.]

Scanned: April 15, 2009

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

Transportation - Airplanes

Transportation, Air Travel, Persons, Water, Lakes From boat to seaplane to land plane that is the experience these Isle Royale tourists enjoyed recently as they arrived at the Air Port Sands in Houghton. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Asher and friend and William Leithold, pilot of the land plane stop to chat as Robert Ruch, pilot of the seaplane, prepares for a return to Isle Royale. [The two planes and their passengers are pictured at the sands. See comment section for further information.]

Scanned: October 30, 2007

Boats - Fishing

Water, Lakes, Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Workboats, Persons The Jamesen fishing craft Vagabond puts out into Lake Superior with a party of Upper Peninsula Traveling Workshop instructors aboard. The boat is proceeding toward the fishing nets out beyond the opening to Copper Harbor. [Image of the fishing boat with passengers on top and below.]

Scanned: November 5, 2007


Manners and Customs, Recreation, Wildlife-Related Recreation, Hunting, Persons, Water, Lakes Howard F. Snure, left, shows his Canadian Geese to Senator Leo H. Roy. The senator was in the Copper Harbor area shortly after the birds were shot. [Mr. Snure, standing near Portage Lake, holds the geese by the neck as he shows them to Senator Roy. Please see comment section for further information.]

Scanned: December 5, 2007

Snow Vehicles

Water, Lakes, Persons, Buildings Marsh buggy demonstration on Portage Canal. The machine was developed by the Gulf Oil Co. for swamp work in Louisiana and Florida. It is being tested out as a desirable vehicle to "float" on snow just as it floats on water. The marsh buggy was brought to the area through invitation by the Corps of Engineers' Military Division. The Keweenaw Field Station (SIPRE) is a laboratory with the Corps.

Scanned: January 7, 2009

Mammals - Deer

Persons, Water, Lakes, Could it be that this boy's best friend is his deer? City boys would envy this tyke who frolics with a deer in the water wonderland. [Wonderful photo of a boy with muddy knees standing in the water with his arm around his deer.]

Scanned: August 27, 2007