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Fort Wilkins

Historic Sites, Buildings, Water Fort Wilkins - Lake and Fort [Exterior view of some of the cabins near the lake shore.]

Scanned: January 23, 2007


Quincy Mining Company - Quincy Smelter on Portage Lake

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Historic Sites, Historic Mines, Water, Lakes View of Quincy smelter as seen from the Houghton side of Portage Lake. Cupola building on left with stack; reverberation furnace in center with stack.

Scanned: October 2, 2008


Tug Circle at Slock's Dock

Historic Sites, Historic Districts, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Water, Lakes Tug Circle at Slock's Dock [A great photo of the Houghton water front showing the Amphidrome, the I. E. Swift Co. Hardware Building, the Citizens National Bank Building and a building displaying a sign for the Gilt Edge Buffet and Restaurant. The twin towers of the Douglass House and St. Ignatius Church are also seen.]

Scanned: April 30, 2010


Lighthouse Lenses

Water, Aids to Navigation, Lighthousers, Historic Sites, Historic Districts Lighthouse lenses in a Copper Harbor light house. [Image shows the gas light and the water way that the lighthouse overlooks.]

Scanned: June 4, 2013


Hancock Naval Reserves

Water, Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Historic Sites, Historic Districts Hancock Naval Reserves, Spanish battleships. [Navy battleship in the Portage passing the Michigan College of Mines Campus; the MCM smoke stack can be seen in the foreground.]

Scanned: October 22, 2013


Ships in the Portage

Water, Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Historic Sites, Historic Districts Naval Reserve cruise, with the Octorara. [Navy Reserve ship and the Great lakes Transit Corporation's Octorara are seen in the Portage. Copper Range rail cars can be seen on the Houghton side, and Quincy Mining Company features can be seen on the Hancock side.]

Scanned: October 22, 2013


Chart of Portage Lake and River

Water, Aids to Navigation, Historic Sites, Historic Districts Chart of Portage Lake and River, Lake Superior, including Torch Lake, Michigan. Prepared under the direction of Major W. L. Fisk, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, in 1904 and 1905 from U.S. Survey of the Norhtern and Northwestern Lakes made in obedience to the Acts of Congress and orders from headquarters corps of engineers, U.S. Army between the years 1863 and 1904. [Chart encludes Portage Lake, Torch River, Torch Lake, and the Upper Entrance and Canal of the Portage into Lake Superior.]

Scanned: November 9, 2013


Map- Property of the Isle Royale Copper Company

Historic Sites, Historic Mines, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Water, Lakes Map showing the property of the Isle Royal Copper Company. [Map key highlights the surface owned by the company, 57.84 Acres, and the Right of Way only. Attention is also paid to the stamp sands, and how they have extended into Portage Lake over the course of several years.]

Scanned: July 19, 2012


Cloth Map

Geography, Maps, Water, Lakes, Historic Sites, Historic Districts Map of T58N-R29W, Keweenaw Country showing Mosquito Lake to LacLaBelle. [Map is printed on a silk scarf like material that is prone to wrinkling.]

Scanned: May 8, 2013