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  • FLORENCE M
    ImageCollection       The small ferry FLORENCE M. at an unknown location - possibly Long Lake or Thunder Bay Island
    ImageCollection     The small ferry FLORENCE M. at an unknown location - possibly Long Lake or Thunder Bay Island
  • CITY OF MACKINAC
    ImageCollection       CITY OF MACKINAC was a passenger and freight steamer built in 1893.
    ImageCollection     CITY OF MACKINAC was a passenger and freight steamer built in 1893.
  • Churchill Lumber Mill at Mouth of Thunder Bay River
    Image       Churchill Lumber Mill at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River. The cone shaped structure is a "burner" used to burn sawdust, bark, and trimmings. Floating "booms," made of logs chained together, separated the property of one company from that of another. From the booms, logs were floated to the ...
    Image     Churchill Lumber Mill at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River. The cone shaped structure is a "burner" used to burn sawdust, bark, and trimmings. Floating "booms," made of logs ...
  • Thunder Bay River Scene
    Image       Ships in the Thunder Bay River below Second Avenue Bridge.
    Image     Ships in the Thunder Bay River below Second Avenue Bridge.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
  • Churchill Lumber Company Vessel W.J. CARTER
    ImageCollection       The W.J. CARTER was built in 1886 and came under the ownership of the Churchill Lumber Company, Alpena, in 1907 until about 1913. Here the CARTER sits in the Thunder Bay River being loaded with lumber.
    ImageCollection     The W.J. CARTER was built in 1886 and came under the ownership of the Churchill Lumber Company, Alpena, in 1907 until about 1913. Here the CARTER sits in the Thunder ...
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
  • PEWABIC Copper
    ImageCollection       Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
    ImageCollection     Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
  • Alpena Board of Commerce Band
    ImageCollection       photo by Garlock [sp?] U.S.S. Arizona Oct. 17 - 1923
    ImageCollection     photo by Garlock [sp?] U.S.S. Arizona Oct. 17 - 1923
  • Grace Harbor Wanigan
    Image       Wanigan on Carp Lake, Grace Harbor, Michigan. On left is Buff Morrow, Native American; Tom McArthur, center; Charlie Bunton, right. A wanigan is a small hut built on a log raft. It was used in various ways, most often as a kitchen, which followed a log drive to feed the ...
    Image     Wanigan on Carp Lake, Grace Harbor, Michigan. On left is Buff Morrow, Native American; Tom McArthur, center; Charlie Bunton, right. A wanigan is a small hut built on a log ...
  • Three vessels moored in Alpena
    Image       Three vessels are moored in Thunder Bay River in Alpena, "City of Cleaveland", "City of Mackinac", and what I believe is the "Flora". In the background is a wood burner (also known as a Wigwam or Teepee Burner).
    Image     Three vessels are moored in Thunder Bay River in Alpena, "City of Cleaveland", "City of Mackinac", and what I believe is the "Flora". In the background is a wood burner ...
  • Lumber Stacks Along Thunder Bay River
    Image       Stacks of lumber along the Thunder Bay River waiting to be loaded on to ships. Prentiss Lumber Mill is at the center. Note the masts of schooners in the river.
    Image     Stacks of lumber along the Thunder Bay River waiting to be loaded on to ships. Prentiss Lumber Mill is at the center. Note the masts of schooners in the river.
  • PEWABIC Salvage
    Image       Salvage crew and stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
    Image     Salvage crew and stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
  • Leavitt Diving Suit during PEWABIC Salvage
    Image       "In May, 1917 the B.F. Leavitt Diving Armor Company located the wreck [PEWABIC]. Mr. Leavitt was the inventor of Leavitt's Armored Diving Suit. This suit performed fairly well for a while...and the expedition was by far the most successful salvage attempt. But by August, Leavitt was short of cash and ...
    Image     "In May, 1917 the B.F. Leavitt Diving Armor Company located the wreck [PEWABIC]. Mr. Leavitt was the inventor of Leavitt's Armored Diving Suit. This suit performed fairly well for a ...
  • B.F. Leavitt during the Salvage of the PEWABIC
    Image       "In May, 1917 the B.F. Leavitt Diving Armor Company located the wreck [PEWABIC]. Mr. Leavitt was the inventor of Leavitt's Armored Diving Suit. This suit performed fairly well for a while...and the expedition was by far the most successful salvage attempt. But by August, Leavitt was short of cash and ...
    Image     "In May, 1917 the B.F. Leavitt Diving Armor Company located the wreck [PEWABIC]. Mr. Leavitt was the inventor of Leavitt's Armored Diving Suit. This suit performed fairly well for a ...
  • Schooner in Thunder Bay River
    Imagemystery       An unknown three-mast schooner is docked at the Butterfield and Crable Mill near Dock Street (North Second Avenue) and the swing bridge in the Thunder Bay River.
    Imagemystery     An unknown three-mast schooner is docked at the Butterfield and Crable Mill near Dock Street (North Second Avenue) and the swing bridge in the Thunder Bay River.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks of lumber along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks of lumber along the river banks.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing stacks of lumber along the river's edge waiting for transport.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing stacks of lumber along the river's edge waiting for transport.
  • Thunder Bay River, Downtown Alpena
    Image       "Scene on Thunder Bay River, Alpena, Mich., 1910"
    Image     "Scene on Thunder Bay River, Alpena, Mich., 1910"
  • Sorting Gap in the Thunder Bay River
    Image       This "sorting gap" in the Thunder Bay River was a series of pens made of logs chained together. Men with "pike poles" would stand on the logs, read the "log mark" on the logs coming down the river. The mark identified which lumber company owned the log. Then using the ...
    Image     This "sorting gap" in the Thunder Bay River was a series of pens made of logs chained together. Men with "pike poles" would stand on the logs, read the "log ...
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