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Huron Dam

Earthwork, Dams, Water, Woody Plants, Trees Upper end of Huron Dam Looking N.E. 11 a.m. Taken from end of long log.

Scanned: September 20, 2010

Huron Dam

Earthwork, Dams, Water, Woody Plants, Trees Looking N along W side of Huron Dam 11 a.m.

Scanned: September 20, 2010

Huron Dam

Earthwork, Dams, Water, Woody Plants, Trees Looking N along W side of Huron Dam

Scanned: September 20, 2010


Transportation, Railroads, Water, Rivers, Woody Plants, Trees [Photo of a railroad trestle above a river.]

Scanned: January 30, 2007

Portage Ship Canal

Inland Navigation, Canals, Woody Plants, Trees, Water, Lakes Portage Ship Canal looking southeast towards Lily Pond. [Early view of the canal. A man stands on the shore with what appears to be a camera.]

Scanned: February 19, 2007


Aids to Navigation, Lighthousers, Woody Plants, Trees, Water, Lakes Eagle Harbor Lighthouse [Early image of the lighthouse.]

Scanned: February 19, 2007


Water, Rivers, Waterfalls, Woody Plants, Trees, A summer rain churns to white fury the usually placid falls at Eagle River. [View of the falls through the trees.]

Scanned: November 19, 2008

Boat Landing - Houghton

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Locomotion, Boats and Boating Houghton will soon have a boat landing site. Shown above is part of the equipment working on the plot at Houghton beach near the golf course. The Michigan Department of Conservation is performing the work on their own property. They were given an easement on the site of 300 feet of beach frontage in 1955. The area is broad with the avenue shown being only one of the approaches. The other is to the left. [Photo showing a bulldozer and dump trucks at work on the new boat landing site.]

Scanned: November 5, 2007

Railroads - Copper Range

Railroads, Cars, Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees Theyve earned their rest. There are 25 railway cars in this string but not all are shown in the photo. The Copper Range wooden coal and copper ore cars have been in service since before World War No. 1. Now they have been put out to pasture near the slag pile of the one-time Michigan smelter. The cars were purchased without sideboards. To give them greater capacity the auxiliary planks were added. Many of the cars will still be used if the lines steel cars are too few. But most are on the way out. They were especially busy during the years when the Copper Range coal dock was in use. Many is the load of coal they carried for the Wolverine, Mohawk, Champion, Trimountain, Baltic and other mines. They have also transported coal to the Atlas Powder Co. [Photo of the retired cars sitting on tracks near the lake.]

Scanned: November 21, 2007


Persons, Water, Rivers, Woody Plants, Trees These tree trunks are immediately outside the Cy Wedge cottage at Otter Lake. The men point out the part of the trunk where small boats used to be tied. Since the silting of the Sturgeon River became heavy this depressed area filled with fine grained material so that the old lake bed is covered in the area. Now these trees are a half-mile from the Otter Lake shoreline. From left, Roy Bekkala, Wesley Myllyla, Toivo Lahti and Fred Biekkola. [The four men point to the area of the tree where the boats were tied.]

Scanned: December 3, 2007