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

Scanned: February 19, 2007

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

Lighthouses - Jacobsville

Aids to Navigation, Lighthousers, Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees The old Jacobsville Lighthouse . This was a valued beacon in days before 1913 when Jacobsville sandstone found outlets in scattered states of the union. Much of the redstone was shipped by boat and thousands of craft have used its beams to guide them to Portage Lake and the Keweenaw Waterway. The lighthouse is an attraction of Houghton County. [Good image of the lighthouse sitting on a hill with rickety steps leading to it.]

Scanned: October 23, 2007

Portage Lake

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Buildings Overlooking Portage Lake from the Highlands - Hancock. [Panoramic view of Portage Lake and surrounding area.]

Scanned: June 15, 2009

Lake Fanny Hooe

Water, Lakes, Persons, Woody Plants, Trees View of Lake Fanny-Hooe - Copper Harbor

Scanned: June 15, 2009

Presque Isle

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Landforms Scene at Presque Isle [A rocky cliff with trees and Lake Superior]

Scanned: June 16, 2009

Presque Isle

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Landforms The Cove at Presque Isle [A rock formation juts out into the lake.]

Scanned: June 16, 2009

Lakes - Mosquito Lake

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Mosquito Lake Near Copper Harbor

Scanned: June 16, 2009

Keweenaw Point

Water, Lakes, Landforms, Woody Plants, Trees Keweenaw Point

Scanned: June 16, 2009