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Aeronautics

Transportation, Air Travel, Water, Lakes, Ships Ripley in backround [An early model of a sea plane makes a landing on Portage Lake.]

Scanned: December 10, 2007


Bridges - Portage Lake

Transportation, Bridges, Buildings, Water, Lakes Quincy Pumphouse, Anchor Line Dock & Warehouse, People Fuel Co. with sail shop. Bridge re-modeled or re-built from first wooden bridge between 1894-1900. Corner of Front and Reservation Street. [Image of the Portage waterfront area from a Hancock perspective.]

Scanned: January 16, 2008


Bridges - Portage Lake

Transportation, Bridges, Buildings, Water, Lakes Early Portage Lake Bridge. [Image of the bridge from the Hancock side. Houghton County Courthouse and St. Ignatius Church jut out of the landscape.]

Scanned: January 16, 2008


Bridges - Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Transportation, Bridges, Water, Lakes, Construction of lift bridge. [View from the water of the bridge construction. A sign stating "American Bridge" hangs from the bridge.]

Scanned: January 17, 2008


Cities and Towns -L'Anse

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Transportation, Roads Bluff & Bay - L'Anse, Mich. [Post card image of the dirt road with the cliff on one side and the bay on the other.]

Scanned: June 23, 2008


Cities and Towns -L'Anse

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Transportation, Automotive L'Anse [Post card image of two vintage automobiles parked by the roadside. A stand of pine trees and a water view are shown.]

Scanned: June 23, 2008


Sky Ranger to Isle Royale

Transportation, Air Travel, Water, Lakes, Smelting Sky Ranger to Isle Royale - Air service by pontoon aircraft as well as the surface ship Ranger III, provide transportation to Isle Royale National Park during the summer months. Embarkation is from Portage Lake at Houghton-Hancock, Michigan. [Good view of the Quincy Smelting Works as well.]

Scanned: November 8, 2010


Portage Lake Swing Bridge

Transportation, Bridges, Human Settlements, Water, Lakes Looking towards Hancock, Mich. from the Houghton side of Portage Lake in the "Copper Country" of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. [The old swing bridge showing the railroad tracks underneath.]

Scanned: November 9, 2010


Railroads - Companies - Hancock & Calumet RR

Railroads, Cars, Transportation, Railroads, Water, Lakes "Mills" Hancock and Calumet Passenger Rail Train [Image shows train running on a trestle. Two railroad employees are shown at engine]

Scanned: March 22, 2006


Cities & Towns - Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Water, Lakes, Transportation, Bridges Houghton from Hancock before 1905 [View of railroad yard, docks and bridge]

Scanned: March 30, 2006