Old Reliable: Quincy Mine on the Keweenaw Peninsula

24/365 – Quincy Boiler and Shaft, photo by dcclark. You can buy mine related stuff and get tour information from the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. You can’t, however, get historical information. Thankfully, David has posted a bunch. He has some information on his Copper Country Explorer web site (update: actually run by his friend Mike!). … Continue reading Old Reliable: Quincy Mine on the Keweenaw Peninsula

Fall Color Tours: The Keweenaw Peninsula (Houghton, Eagle River, Copper Harbor)

Quincy Hill in Fall Colors 5, photo by KaylynStar Kaylyn has a number of colorful photos of Quincy Hill in the fall. As the northernmost point of Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula would probably have been the logical place to start color touring Michigan rather than where we did start (Western UP – Ironwood, Silver City, … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: The Keweenaw Peninsula (Houghton, Eagle River, Copper Harbor)

Sunset & Sequestration

“Lake Michigan Overlook” Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, photo by Michigan Nut The other day on Leelanau.com I posted Sequestration and the Sleeping Bear Dunes detailing cuts that will be made at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to meet their 5% budget requirement. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Isle Royale and the Keweenaw National Historical Park will all be … Continue reading Sunset & Sequestration

The Quincy Copper Smelter

Abandoned Quincy Copper Smelter Pano, photo by Whitney Lake The Quincy Smelter Association says: The Quincy Smelter is the only remaining copper smelter in the Lake Superior Region. Built by the Quincy Mining Company, the smelter used heat and chemical processes to turn copper ore into ingots. The ingots were then sold and shipped to … Continue reading The Quincy Copper Smelter

Huron Island Light Station from the Michigan Lighthouse Collection

Huron Island Light Station c. 1965, Archives of Michigan The Archives of Michigan has a number of digital collections including the Michigan Lighthouse Collection. With almost 600 photos, the Lighthouse Collection is a great resource for lovers of lighthouses and historical photos. The entry on the Huron Island Light Station in Terry Pepper’s Seeing the … Continue reading Huron Island Light Station from the Michigan Lighthouse Collection