Mar 06-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: March: Mar 06-11
Harnessing water power    ...scroll down to share comments
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Remnants of the chute    ...scroll down to share comments
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Entering the building    ...scroll down to share comments
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Before the fire    ...scroll down to share comments
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 08:14 am:

Four different points of view from the past give a perspective to the fuse factory fire we explored last week. If you’ve ever visited Eagle River Falls and observed the Dam, you will notice some remnants of the water chute on the left (East) bank. This supplied the energy to run equipment inside the factory, before electricity changed the way we generate motion.

We’ll have more about the history of this company later on, but this week we just wanted to give a visual overview of the location. What would really be helpful is an aerial view of the operation. If anyone knows of any such photos, please let us know.

Have a good week :o)
Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 08:44 am:

I was going to jump in earlier in the week to state there was also a fuse factory down in Woodside, near Dollar Bay. Are there other fuse plants that can be identified today by your large audience?

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 09:45 am:

I see people standing on the dame and I was wondering if anyone has ever been injured falling off.
This is always a favorite stop when I am cruising on the Wing.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:05 am:

correction...dam. I don't see anyone standing on a dame.

By Gordon Schmitt (Gordy) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:08 am:

The only place I know with old aerial photographs is Earth Explorer. They have a 1938, 1955 and 1956 version, problem is you can't zoom in close enough to see the buildings.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:44 am:

We caught the first dog team just coming into view toward the finish line at the CopperDog 150 this morning.


Paul H. Meier (Paul) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:00 pm:

Look at all the open water behind the dam. Its now pretty much filled in with stamp sand and silt.
Never heard of anyone falling off the dam, it wouldn't have ended well on the solid rocks below. Not to say no has, but in the "good old days" it wouldn't have been a big news item. Probably something like: "John Doe fell to his doom while trespassing on the Eagle River dam." I ventured out on it more than once as a kid. It was not a practice favored by my parents.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm:

Alex, I don't remember anyone getting injured falling off a dame--but I spose you could....

sorry, couldn't resist.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:41 pm:

Thanks 4 sharing the old photos.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:44 pm:

Alex is on to something here, I'm a dame and if someone is standing on me, I'm going to push them off. When you're 4'11" you learn to push your way to the front! lol!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 01:21 pm:

Thanks for the info about the "dam" and setting me straight about the "dame" :)

By Paul (612paul) on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 06:49 pm:

Anyone know what is up with the Pasty Cam ???

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