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  • Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River and Schooner SEA BIRD
    Image       "Comstock Logs on Banking Grounds & Railway Bridge, Dam and Footbridge, June 13, 1888"
    Image     "Comstock Logs on Banking Grounds & Railway Bridge, Dam and Footbridge, June 13, 1888"
  • Thunder Bay River, Downtown Alpena
    Image       "Tug RALPH and Log Rafts below Bridge, 1900"
    Image     "Tug RALPH and Log Rafts below Bridge, 1900"
  • Thunder Bay River, Downtown Alpena
    Image       "Scene on Thunder Bay River, Alpena, Mich., 1910"
    Image     "Scene on Thunder Bay River, Alpena, Mich., 1910"
  • Lower Gap and Boom Company Tug, Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Lower Gap and Boom Company Tug, 1883"
    Image     "Lower Gap and Boom Company Tug, 1883"
  • Lower Sorting Gap, Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Lower Sorting Gap, 1894"
    Image     "Lower Sorting Gap, 1894"
  • Lower Gap, end of 7th Street, Thunder Bay River
    Image       "Lower Gap, end of 7th Street, 1884"
    Image     "Lower Gap, end of 7th Street, 1884"
  • Alpena City View along the Thunder Bay River
    Image       "South from Fletcher Tower, June 2, 1907"
    Image     "South from Fletcher Tower, June 2, 1907"
  • 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.
  • 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 Scene
    Image       A scene along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan, with stacks of lumber along the shores and vessels tied up along the river banks.
    Image     A scene along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan, with stacks of lumber along the shores and vessels tied up along the river banks.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vessels JOHN T. GREENE and RALPH at mouth of Thunder Bay River
    Image       The 2-mast schooner JOHN L. GREENE and tug RALPH anchored at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River in 1894. The RALPH was one of a small fleet of tugs owned by the Gilchrist and Fletcher Company. AT the time of the photograph, the GREENE was owned by D.D. Ludwig ...
    Image     The 2-mast schooner JOHN L. GREENE and tug RALPH anchored at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River in 1894. The RALPH was one of a small fleet of tugs ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
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