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"Lake Breeze" Eagle Harbor

Human Settlements, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Hotels, Water "Lake Breeze" Eagle Harbor, Mich. The hotel has been made out of the old Keweenaw Central Railroad warehouse. The water seen near the porch is Lake Superior, while the small boats are in the harbor itself. This used to be a place of refuge during storms but it is not deep enough now.

Scanned: November 2, 2010


The Swank Beach Motel

Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Water, Lakes, The Swank Beach Motel and Restaurant Eagle River, Michigan Located on Lake Superior "Like Living on a Ship" Turn left off U.S. 41 on to M-26 at Phoenix to Eagle River - 2 miles. Enjoy your vacation on the largest island in the continental United States. We will be happy to have you aboard. Your hosts, Jim and Norma Swank.

Scanned: November 2, 2010


Ontonagon Looking North-West Down River

Harbors, Water, Rivers, Industries [View from bluff looking toward town. Industrial buildings are visible on both sides of river, as well as several boats.]

Scanned: August 4, 2006


The Diamond Match mill before the fire at Ontonagon, Michigan

Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Water, Rivers, Industries [Industrial site with buildings, railcars and a smokestack. Logs can be seen floating in water at the center of the photo.]

Scanned: August 4, 2006


Loading Diamond Match island mill

Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Water, Rivers, Industries [Large two masted ship being loaded with lumber. Large piles of lumber are visible, with a industrial building and smokestack in the background. Diamond Match operated this plant at Ontonagon, Michigan.]

Scanned: August 4, 2006


Town of Hancock

Forest Products Industry, Water, Rivers, Industries View of Hancock showing Sturgeon River and Moralees Saw Mills, published by R. Acton. [View of Hancock taken from the Houghton side.]

Scanned: March 6, 2006


Redridge Steel Dam

Industries, Engineering, Water Notice for any researcher, --the walkway over the pillway of the logdamin the right background. Also notice the rail tracks down below the dam and running paralell to the upper tracks. This lower track connected with the upper track by a witch near the old Club House north gate (NOT the east gate). In those days railroad tracks seemed to be everywhere, and the miniature locomotives spewed hot cinders that each fall started many forest fires.

Scanned: September 16, 2013


Redridge Steel Dam

Industries, Engineering, Water The valve and launder that lead from the log dam across the Salmon Front River at Redridge is shown here as it neared the steel dam. At that point a large hol was cut in the steel to permit the water through to another launder that took it to the Atlantic Mill at Redridge. Water for the Baltic Mill was piped by two five foot diameter pipes to the Baltic Mill. The Atlantic Mill closed in September 1912, the Baltic closed in Sept. of 1922.

Scanned: September 16, 2013


Islands - Isle Royale and Fishing Industry

Industries, Water, Woody Plants, Trees Chippewa Harbor [Tranquil photo of fishing shanties and boats.]

Scanned: August 23, 2010


Redridge Dam

Industries, Water, Engineering This photo of the redridge dam spillway at Redridge, Michigan shows the construction after total shutoff of water in the year 1908. It was built in 190 - 1902 and handled water from the steel dam that spilled over into the original river channel. Fish used this spillway as a ladder to return to the dam and river for spawning but in 1960 when the highway department cut off the spillway from overflow, the spawning fish were unable to return to the dam or river and hance the dam became bare of any trout. The Department of Natural Resources now occassionally plant fish in the dam but for some ten years no plantings were made and fishing was nil. The young lady in the picture is not identified but is thought to have been Charles Saltzers girl friend who accompanied him as he took this picture. The photo was copied by William H. Brikman, Charles Saltzers protoge and student.

Scanned: September 11, 2013