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Sep 18, 2021· Great Lakes Shipping, Great Lakes Ship Tracking on the five Great Lakes Sault Ste. Marie, Port of Thunder Bay, Port of Duluth, Two Harbors,

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Shipwrecks of Lake Superior: 7 Famous Ships Lost in the ...

The ship was a real workhorse for 17 years, carrying iron ore from mines near Duluth to Detroit, Toledo, and other ports around the Great Lakes. She set seasonal haul records 6 times, breaking her own previous records several times in the process. She started her final voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, on November 9th, 1975.

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TRRS 517: Michigan's Iron Ore Trail: The Lake Superior and ...

Dec 09, 2017· MARQUETTE, MICH - 14 October 2017The Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad's Ore Dock has stood above the waters of Lake Superior for over a hundred years, se...

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The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads - The World's ...

The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads is a good basic look at the iron ore dock structures and tonnages hauled at the time of writing. I had hoped for historical information on steam engines used by the various lines but it wasn't there. Still a good, informative read.

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Michigan History Center - Michigan Iron Industry Museum

MICHIGAN IRON INDUSTRY MUSEUM. MICHIGAN IRON INDUSTRY MUSEUM. Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. Michigan Iron Industry Museum 73 Forge Road Negaunee, MI 49866. Phone: 906-475-7857

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History of the Iron Ore Trade : The Cleveland Memory Project

This was the first iron ever to be made from Lake Superior ore. The next step in development was the construction of a forge on Carp River, about three miles from the Jackson Mine, and on February 10, 1848, the first iron from the Lake Superior region was made in this forge by Ariel N. Berney.

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Mineral deposit - Iron deposits | Britannica

These deposits are typified by the vast BIFs around Lake Superior and are called Lake Superior-type deposits. Their individual sediment layers can be as thin as 0.5 millimetre (0.02 inch) or as thick as 2.5 centimetres (1 inch), but the alternation of a siliceous band and an iron mineral band is invariable.

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Conflicted Over Copper: How the Mining Industry Developed ...

Jun 05, 2020· "Iron waste was less toxic than copper tailings, but the refining process added significant quantities of mercury to the watershed," environmental historian Nancy Langston wrote in "Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World." The iron ore mines continued operating throughout the 20th century, but the issue of ...

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Minerals of the Lake Superior Region - Lake Superior …

Jul 12, 2017· So it is that billions of years went into making the wealth of minerals on or close to Lake Superior's shores. The region is world famous for vast deposits of iron ore and native copper. During the last 150 years, the rocks have yielded immense tonnages from those deposits and attracted early settlers to the iron and copper mines.

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What is it like to live on Lake Superior? – Sidmartinbio.org

Feb 08, 2019· Lake Superior has been an important link in the Great Lakes Waterway, providing a route for the transportation of iron ore as well as grain and other mined and manufactured materials. Large cargo vessels called lake freighters, as well as smaller ocean-going freighters, transport these commodities across Lake Superior.

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Great Lakes Iron Ore and Lakes Limestone Trade Up - Lake ...

Sep 04, 2021· CLEVELAND, OHIO ~~~~~~~~ September 4, 2021 (LSNews) Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in August, an increase of 1.9 percent from 2020. Limestone cargos were below the month's 5-year average by 5.1 percent. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 5.7 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries …

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan's Marquette and ...

Superior Iron Company was formed in 1853 and began ore shipments in 1858. It constructed the Grace Furnace in Marquette in 1872. Early surface mining at the Jackson Iron Mine in Negaunee. An ore train from the Jackson Mine heading to Marquette. The ore docks and harbor at Marquette. In 1867 the Northwestern Railway ran the Lake Superior Excursion.

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Great Lakes shipping season poised for rebound | Duluth ...

Mar 22, 2021· Last season, 15.4 million tons of iron ore moved through the port of Duluth-Superior — the worst total since illegal foreign steel created a glut in the domestic market in 2015 (13.9 million ...

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Geography of Lake Superior - Geography Realm

May 20, 2021· Iron ore is a major resource in Minnesota, specifically in the Arrowhead region around Duluth. Duluth is a major transshipment center for iron ore. Steel, grain, and wind turbine components are other products shipped from the Port of Duluth.

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How They Were Made | Wisconsin Sea Grant

The iron ranges around Lake Superior have been the principal source of ore for North America for more than a century, and the economy of shipping large quantities of ore on the Great Lakes — plus the abundant supply of high quality water for processing it — have made the region a center of iron …

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iron ore & taconite - Michigan State University

Here, an iron production center developed around Birmingham, where local iron and coal deposits existed. Unfortunately, the coal contained a high level of sulphur and produced an inferior grade of iron. The only other known deposit of ore lay in the inhospitable forests near the southern shore of Lake Superior.

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Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 43.6 Percent in June - Lake ...

Jul 25, 2021· THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ July 25, 2021 (LSNews) Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.8 million tons in June, an increase of 43.6 percent from 2020. Shipments were 6.6 percent above the month's 5-year average. Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 20.7 million tons, 20.6 percent above the previous year's total of 17.2 million tons. Iron shipments are above their 5-year ...

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The Lake Superior Iron Ore Region | Nature

Undoubtedly the greatest advantage possessed by the United States is that in the Lake Superior region they have the most extensive supplies of cheap and rich iron ores known to exist. It is to the ...

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NOTES ON THE GEOLOGY AND IRON ORES OF THE CUYUNA …

The Cuyuna iron-ore district is near the geographic center of Min­ nesota, about 90 miles west of Duluth and 55 miles southwest of the ... The Cuyuna district, in contrast with some of the other Lake Superior iron-ore districts, does not show any marked topographic relief. It is mainly a region of low, irregular morainic hills inter­ ...

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Iron I - Michigan State University

In 1994, the Lake Superior area produced 95% of the US's supply of iron ore. Minnesota leads the nation with 70% of the production, while Michigan produces most of the rest (25%). More than 98% of the iron ore that is shipped in the world is used to make steel, while the rest is used in pigments, chemicals, or in other, minor uses.

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LAKE SUPERIOR IRON MINES. - The New York Times

DETROIT, Mich., June 14.--Over 650,000 tons of iron ore had been shipped up to Saturday last from the Lake Superior ports of Escanaba, Marquette, St. Ignace, Ashland, and Two Harbors.

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History of Minnesota's Lake Superior

Another economical feature of the Lake Superior iron ore trade was its ability to bring coal through the Lakes from Ohio ports on return trips. This made it possible to underwrite some of the costs of ore transportation. The first coal was shipped to the Head of the Lakes in the late 1870s. By 1887, the tonnage reached 1,000,000 tons annually.

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Iron Range - Wikipedia

The term Iron Range refers collectively or individually to a number of elongated iron-ore mining districts around Lake Superior in the United States and Canada. Despite the word "range", the iron ranges are not mountain chains, but outcrops of Precambrian sedimentary formations containing high percentages of iron. These cherty iron ore deposits are Precambrian in age for the Vermilion Range ...

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History - Iron Ore Heritage Trail

First Discovery of Iron Ore in the Lake Superior Region. Michigan's Iron Man – William Austin Burt 1792 – 1858. Soon after Michigan became a state in 1837, William Austin Burt was hired to survey the new land. By 1840, Burt and his survey team had reached the …

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On the Water - Inland Waterways, 1820-1940: Great Lakes ...

On November 9, 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald pushed across the waters of Lake Superior with a cargo of iron ore. A storm came up in the afternoon and pounded the ship through the night with winds up to 75 mph, blinding snow, and waves reaching 25 feet.

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Around the Circle This Week: August 20, 2021 - Lake ...

Aug 20, 2021· Around the Circle This Week: August 20, 2021. Wrecking Crew: The crew of the RV David Boyd (in photo), the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society's research vessel, has discovered three shipwrecks on the bottom of Lake Superior this summer. The Marine Operations team, linked to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, does sonar ...

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Lake Superior & Ishpeming (ls&i) - Michigan's Iron Ore ...

Dec 27, 2019· I would like to suggest a good old industrial railroad for Train Simulator 2020 (and/or Train Sim World), the Lake Superior & Ishpeming - LS&I - iron ore line which I first met back in Microsoft Train Simulator around 2008. That particular route add-on was developed by Maple Leaf Tracks and was my all-time favourite.

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Iron IV - Michigan State University

The tremendous consumption of iron ore during World War II, when the Lake Superior region was the major producer of iron ore for the Allied forces, was the zenith of production of natural ores. A rapid decline in the mining of natural ores was accompanied by major technological advances that led to the development of the taconite industry.

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Photos: Looking back at the wreck of the SS Edmund ...

Feb 16, 2020· The ship set off from Superior, Wisconsin, on Nov. 9, carrying iron ore pellets from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to be processed in Detroit. Early in the morning of Nov. 10, the ship encountered winds as strong as 80 mph and waves more than 30 feet high.

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