May 25-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: May: May 25-01
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Joel Y., Tenn. on Friday, May 25, 2001 - 10:45 pm:

The D&N building in Hancock??

By Helen G., Kansas on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 12:05 am:

Is it the Quincy Mine?

By Ryan, MI on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 12:09 am:

cenntenial mine??

By Von Lee-Middle Point ,Oh. on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 12:37 am:

My guess would be the Quincy Mine also

By R Somero CA on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 02:04 am:

My gut feeling is the Kingston.

By Tyni Karjela on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 02:14 am:

This would be a Red Barn on Oneco Road in Houghton County. Notice the board extending to the left that would be used to lift hay into the loft.

Yours Truly,
Cow-Patties on my sole
(Future Farmers Against Recreational Trespass)

By susan hooker on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 08:41 am:

It's a mine - just don't know which one.

By Carolyn S, Arizona on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 10:06 am:

I think it is the Centennial Mine, if it was taken just recently it would not be the Kingston, because they blew that down a few years ago.

By ohio on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 10:38 am:

whereever it is, check out that sky!!! Awesome pictures, thanks for the time you take to put this site together. Keep up the good service!

By Bill P,Ca. on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 01:06 pm:

Looks like the mine near the HUT in Kearsarge and the photographer is standing near the parking lot.

By Fred, Auburn, In on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 01:36 pm:

I believe it is the Quincy Mine Hoist as I see the Hancock Ham Radio antenna extending from the roof line.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 04:18 pm:

Here is the answer:

Bill P. had it exactly right, except we were maybe 50 yards from the Hut parking lot. I have heard this mine shaft referred to as the "Kingston", but I think Kingston was torn down a couple of years ago.

Edie and I were driving home from Calumet to Eagle River, when we realized the sky was on fire. She looked up and saw the silhouette of the mine, and it just happened that we had the trusty Kodak DC260 along with us.

By the way, it was about a year ago that Jonathan fell on the 260 up at Bumbletown Hill (not too far from today's shot). I had a recorder going that day, and you can hear Jonathan yell when he fell. If I can find the recording, I'll try to put it on the Pasty Cam in Real Audio. Amazing that that camera is still working.

By R Somero CA on Sunday, May 27, 2001 - 01:57 am:

The Kingston is on the road between Ahmeek and Copper City. This shafthouse must be the Centennial by the Hut.

By Johnny-Come-Lately on Sunday, May 27, 2001 - 02:23 am:

Isn't this the old/new Homestake Mine(looking north about halfway between the Hut and the Schoolcraft Cemetery?). My uncle ran the hoist there until it closed(after being revived) sometime in the 1980's.

By Carolyn S. Arizona on Sunday, May 27, 2001 - 09:22 am:

The Kingston was on the road between Ahmeek and Copper City. They tore it down a few years ago. My parents live at the Kearsarge No.4 mine site and you use to be able to see it rom there. We just moved to Arizona about 3 months ago from Copper City. As a matter of fact I was at my mom's when they blew the Kingston down.

By Carrie P. - Lower Michigan on Monday, June 4, 2001 - 12:40 pm:

Shucks, and all the time I thought it was the Mine Hoist Building at Osceola (See May 19th picture). Could've been - from the other side of where folks were standing.

By Richard Karl on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 05:26 pm:

The heartless person who destructed the Kingston should be consigned to an asphalt jungle somewhere for destroying that great bit of Copper Country history

By Bunkie on Monday, July 9, 2001 - 06:54 pm:

If that picture was taken from the Hut parking lot, then that shafthouse is the Centennial #6, which mined the northern extension of the Calumet Conglomerate. This was also the mine that Homestake did some exploration work in back in the 1970s, along with the "Peanut Mine" (Centennial #3 shaft), which is the small wooden shafthouse near the bend in the road between Centennial Heights and US-41. The #6 shaft was unwatered by bailing in the late 1980s in preparation for investigative mining by a subidiary of PCI (I believe), but the venture never amounted to anything.

By Joseph Dase Mining Engineering Student on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 03:21 pm:

It is the Centennial #6 shafthouse

By copper hound on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 08:46 pm:

to Carolyn S. Arizona
I Stopped about a year ago at the Kearsarge #4
and talked to your folks for a while about the history of the mine. I plan to stop there this July when I make my annual copper-picking
pilgrimage to the U.P. I live to explore the
copper mines of the U.P.

By steve kay, WI on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:55 am:

hi to all the U.P. adventurers and admirers, i believe i can put an end to this mystery, as far as what shaft this is, i have photographed it under many different angles and light, this is the osceola #13 shaft, outskirts of calumet MI.

By ts on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 04:56 pm:

ITS no 6 centenial--I worked there before the shaft house was built--we were raising the bottom of the old shaft up from 9th level till Art Putala was injured barring lose from the high foot jump that we were drilling out while up on a ladder--then we had to drill it out down hill from the bottom of the coller down to where he was injured--BJ Bjorn was injured doing that--a chain broke anchoring a american derrick compressed air scrapping mach an his leg was caught in it when it rolled down the shaft--there were only 3 of us working there then Bjorn,Nibs Spegnottiand me---nibs climbed up to get the gunlaak crew to come help us carry him up--they were working on building that shafthouse then--they came down in the dark--with only nibs having a shinner on his hardhat--think that was 1966--67--tony shuty

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