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Classic Ore Docks of Upper Michigan

Date & Photographer unknown, Josh Baakko collection.  I have a digital 600dpi TIFF of this file, which I created on a flatbed scanner of a hard copy photo I purchased on eBay.

Photograph No. MTU Neg 00115 "Docks - Marquette"
Date unknown, Photographer: Isler.  Roy Drier Photographic Collection, Michigan Tech Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections, Michigan Technological University, Michigan.
http://digarch.lib.mtu.edu/showbib.aspx?bib_id=604729# Accessed 2 Jan 2011.

Photograph No. MTU Neg 00314 "Ore Dock"
Date unknown, Photographer: Isler.  Roy Drier Photographic Collection, Michigan Tech Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections, Michigan Technological University, Michigan.
http://digarch.lib.mtu.edu/showbib.aspx?bib_id=608646# Accessed 2 Jan 2011.

I had always been under the impression that the L'Anse ore dock shown above, in the 3rd photo, had never fully existed.  This photo was recently discovered with the aid of a book called "Copper Country Rail" (available below from Amazon.com).  It's a very impressive dock, and I'm glad to know if did exist, even if for a short time. "The Railroad That Never Ran" is another great reference point for this railroad and ore dock.

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