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Ships, Storms, Water Tuesdays chill 30-mile per hour fall winds drove five steamers to Lily Pond for shelter from bad weather off Manitou Island. The wharfing of the steamers near the Upper Entrance made for a population of some 175 sailors in the restricted Hancock Township area. Here the Huron Cement Co. ship, S. I. Crapo is tied to mooring basis cleats while the larger Tomlinson vessel, Merton Farr, rests with anchor down and aft lines tied to cleats, aft of the Crapo. The Farr is one of its fleets largest vessels at 580 feet and 12,000 tons. The Crapo is only 384 feet long. [Impressive photo of the two ships side by side.]

Scanned: November 21, 2007

Man with Dog

Water, , [A man with a dog ath the Copper Harbor range light, the keeper at the time was Charles T. Davis.]

Scanned: August 8, 2012

Panama Canal

Transportation, Bridges, Water, Gatun Locks and Dam

Scanned: May 14, 2014

Moose in water

Wildlife Utilization, Natural Resources, Water Moose negative

Scanned: May 20, 2014


Water, Lakes, Fire Department, Officials and Employees, Fire Fighters, Forest Fire Fighters, Woody Plants, Trees A beautiful little lake provided the water for the fire fighting on the Baraga Plains Monday and Tuesday. This Department of Conservation pump is being operated by Andrew Seid of Rockland. He is a longtime employee of the department in the firefighting division. [A man sits on machinery near a lake.]

Scanned: August 27, 2007

Tram Tracks

Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Copper Mines and Mining, Industries, Water [Miner riding tram cars down a hill.]

Scanned: December 15, 2013

Quincy Smelting Works

Smelting, Ships, Water Quincy Smelts [View through the trees and across the lake.]

Scanned: August 13, 2010

Lac La Belle - Bete Gris

Water, Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Buildings Lac La Belle - Bete Gris. [Ariel view of the boat channel at Bete Gris.]

Scanned: June 3, 2013


Accidents, Marine Accidents, Aids to Navigation, Lighthousers, Water View showing sunken derrick scow No. 5 property of Peppard & Folton leased to Union Construction Co. Looking north upper end Portage Canal. Scow was raised May 13, 1937. [Image of the half submerged scow. A lighthouse can also be seen.]

Scanned: April 27, 2007

Copper Harbor

Human Settlements, Buildings, Water Copper Harbor from Brockway Nose [A photograph from high above Copper Harbor overlooking the town and the lake]

Scanned: December 19, 2006