Copper Country Scenery Photos
Here are some photos taken around the Copper Country while I was a student at Michigan Tech. Any corrections regarding locations are more than welcome!
Following are 6 photos of the "Enders M Voorhees" ore carrier
headed westbound to the Lakehead. The photos were taken from the Copper Range
Railroad Station parking lot.
|It was a nice clear early November 1969 afternoon when I heard the ship's whistle as it was headed westbound past the campus. I highballed down to the lift bridge to get these photos. November 6, 1969.|
|Just after I got there the bridge started to raise up to clear the ore boat. November 6, 1969.|
|The "Enders M. Voorhees" is just starting to pass the lift bridge. November 6, 1969.|
|The late afternoon sun gives good lighting to the ship. November 6, 1969.|
|The bridge is already starting to lower as the ship clears up. November 6, 1969.|
|The Enders M. Voorhees is westbound towards the Lakehead for another load of iron ore, 26000 tons more..... November 6, 1969.|
Here are 12 photos taken May 8, 1971 showing the effects of the spring runoff and snow melt. I do not remember exactly where these photos were taken - if anyone recognizes the area please let me know! I think it was north of Hancock towards the west or north towards Copper Harbor.
|Just a nice pleasant scene somewhere in the Copper Country. May 8, 1971.|
|A sign of things to come....high water roaring down the hill sides as the heavy snow cover is melting fast in the warm May sun. May 8, 1971.|
|Driving along we came to this scene....another flood had washed out the road as the snowmelt headed to Lake Superior. This could have been caused by a beaver dam giving way. May 8, 1971.|
|Looking the other way from the above scene. May 8, 1971.|
|Jack Pelton is checking out the road damage. May 8, 1971.|
|However, more than just the road was damaged here....the Northern Motel suffered from the high water as it rushed to the lake. May 8, 1971.|
|Another view of the motel....a quick search did not find any mention of this place still in business. I doubt that this building could have been saved or rebuilt. May 8, 1971.|
|Same as above. May 8, 1971.|
|Same as above. May 8, 1971.|
|Jack Pelton looks over the scene at the washed out motel. May 8, 1971.|
|Another view of the road damage. May 8, 1971.|
|Jack Pelton, ? and Glen Johns are looking around. May 8, 1971.|
NEW! Here are some miscellaneous photos of the Copper Country.
|It was a cold October day in 1971 out along Lake Superior....I don't remember where I took this photo!|
|Even though I don't remember where these photos were taken, I still remember the cold winds of late fall ....|
|The surf was pounding in....and the cold was a sign of the coming winter season.|
|In April of 1969 I took this night time exposure from the Hancock side.|
|Looking towards the campus - April 1969.|
|Looking east from up on a hill from Hancock. May 8, 1971.|
|On the way out to a house party at Freda I got these photos of a rare steel dam at Redridge. May of 1968.|
|Here is a link for more info on this dam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redridge_Steel_Dam and also here: http://www.coppercountryexplorer.com/category/redridge-dam/ May of 1968.|
|This was the smaller, original dam that was replaced by the Steel Dam. It has since been partly removed by the Michigan DEQ. May of 1968.|
|More abandoned stuff around Redridge. May of 1968.|
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