September 2005 (Isle Royle Mine Railroad)

The Discussion Board: Featured Photo of the Month: September 2005 (Isle Royle Mine Railroad)
By Kevin E. Musser (Admin) ( on Saturday, October 08, 2005 - 8:58 am:

Mark Worrell passed along this nice image of the Isle Royale taken in 1909 showing their saddle tanker. Looks like a special excursion on this Copper Country shortline which served the Isle Royale mine which was located just south of Houghton.

By Ron Sibilsky ( on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 8:56 am:

I grew up in Hurontown during the 1940's and 1950's. I remember the Isle Royale during the last years of operation. As a child my grandfather would take us up to the roundhouse to watch the ore trains on the way to the mill. I remember the final days of operation and the dismantaling of the physical property. My uncle ran the train during the dismantaling of the railroad and the mines and the mill. I would like to know if there are any books or pamphlets or material available pertaining to the history of the Isle Royale and the Huron mines.

By Jeremy Mock ( on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 4:18 am:

"Copper Mines of Keweenaw No.18 ISLE ROYALE MINE" by Don H. Clarke published in 1990 may be of some use.

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