The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Looking Between Ore Docks No. 2 and No. 3, Two Harbours, Minn. 
Image  c1920  Stereoview of the ore docks at Two Harbours, MN. Four lakers are in various stages of loading ore. 6978 -- Looking Between Ore Docks No. 2 and No. 3, Two Harbours, Minn. Keystone View Company, Manufacturers, Publishers, Copyrighted Made in U.S.A." "Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y., Portland,...
Aboard a Lake steamer loading with iron ore by chutes from gigantic docks, Duluth, Minn. 
Image  1906  Stereoview of a laker loading iron ore at Duluth. Looking forward across the main deck, two of the crew discuss matters in the foreground, while another deckhand waits farther forward. "Aboard a Lake steamer loading with iron ore by chutes from gigantic docks, Duluth, Minn. copyright 1906 by...
Vessels with 15,736 tons of iron ore 
Image  c1905  Stereoview of a variety of the public watching the Pittsburgh Steamship Company steamboats EMPIRE CITY and MARSALA in the canal at the Soo. 7995-Vessels with 15,736 tons of iron ore passing down through the canal, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Copyright Underwood & Underwood, U-84307" "European...
Large Iron Ore Boat Coming into Sabin Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  1923  Stereoview of laker WORRELL CLARKSON passing the Soo locks. Laker built in 1923 at Toledo, Ohio by Toledo Shipbuilding Company for Kinsman Transit Company. Later the ERNEST T. WEIR (1936) and GEORGE R. FINK(1952) 154-16731 Large Iron Ore Boat coming into Sabin Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan ...
"Down-lockage" in canal (letting water through gates to equalize level) Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  c1900  Stereoview of steamboat JUNIATA in the American locks at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. "S208" "T-996-"Down-lockage" in canal (letting water through gates to equalize level) Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. U84534 European Publishers Underwood & Underwood (London) Ltd.; Underwood & Underwood New York &...
Whaleback freighters of ore and grain in canal, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  1900  Stereoview of two whalebacks in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The one on the left appears to be the JAMES B. COLGATE of Duluth. The large whaleback on the right is one of the numbered barges. Both of them are running light as they are upbound. The tug in the lock with them is the...
Large Iron Ore Boat Leaving Sault Ste. Marie Locks, to Enter Lake Huron, Michigan 
ImageComments  c 1940  Stereoview of the Reiss Steamship Company laker, WILLIAM A. REISS (ex. JOHN A. TOPPING), exiting the Soo locks. 37055 Large Iron Ore Boat Leaving Sault Ste. Marie Locks, to Enter Lake Huron, Michigan Reverse: "37055 The Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan" "We hear a great deal of the Suez...
A Great Lakes Freighter Laden with Ore Coming into the Harbor, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A. 
Image  c1905  Stereoview of a laker with a load of iron ore steaming into Conneaut, OH past dredges and a dump barge and the old Conneaut lighthouse. The piers of the new harbor can be seen beyond the current piers. 163 6676 -- A Great Lakes Freighter Laden with Ore Coming into the Harbor, Conneaut, Ohio,...
Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio 
Image  c1906  Stereoview of unloading equipment in Cleveland harbor. "S197" "7960-(a)-Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. U-85929" "Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, Toronto, Canada, Ottawa,...
A Comprehensive View of Smaller Unloaders at Work on the Ore Docks, Conneaut, Ohio 
Image  c1920  A stereoview of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company RENSSELAER unloading iron ore on the docks at Conneaut, OH. "128" "6697 A Comprehensive View of Smaller Unloaders at Work on the Ore Docks, Conneaut, Ohio" "Keystone View Company" "Manufacturers Publishers. Copyrighted Made in U.S.A." "Meadville,...
Unloading iron ore from lake vessels -- old and new methods -- Cleveland, O. 
Image  c1910  Across the river the 436 foot long Pittsburgh Steamship Company steam barge MANILA is being unloaded by the "new" method. On the near side the 204 foot schooner ZAPOTEC is being unloaded by a small clamshell is being handled by a single man as the railway ore is being filled. A second schooner...
Unloading an ore-steamer at Cleveland, O. -- lowering a 5-ton electric clam into the hold 
ImageComments  c1910  Unloading Pittsburgh Steamship Company lake, WILLIAM R. LINN at Cleveland using a five ton clamshell. A number of sailors wait, by sitting on the hatch covers. "7963 (a) Unloading an ore-steamer at Cleveland, O. -- lowering a 5-ton electric clam into the hold. Copyright Underwood & Underwood...
Electric unloader lifting 5 tons of iron ore from vessel's hold to docks, Cleveland, Ohio 
Image  c1910  Stereoview of three crew watching the unloading of iron ore from the Pittsburgh Steamship Company laker WILLIAM R. LINN in Cleveland Ohio. Parts of the hatch covers lie on the deck between the hatch openings. The crew in this picture are the same as in another of Underwood & Underwood's...
Loading a King Hoist in Hold 
Image  c1905  Stereoview of a team of four pickmen working in the hold of an unknown Great Lakes freighter loosening ore and shifting it into a hoist. 6702 -- Loading a King Hoist in Hold -- Showing Pickmen at Work, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A. Copyright 1905 by Keystone View Company Manufacturers Publishers Made in...
Piles of iron-ore between docks of Lake steamers (right) and railways to mills, Conneaut, Ohio 
Image  c1910  Three or four vessels can be seen on one side of the harbour as the rail are manoeuvred under the loaders. "7962 Piles of iron-ore between docks of Lake steamers (right) and railways to mills, Conneaut, Ohio. Copyright Underwood & Underwood U-95935" "Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York,...
Dumping Whole Cars of Coal into a Hopper to be Poured into Vessel's Hold, Conneaut, Ohio 
Image  c1920  A stereoview of unloading coal on the docks at Conneaut, OH. "128" "6706 Dumping Whole Cars of Coal into a Hopper to be Poured into Vessel's Hold, Conneaut, Ohio" "Keystone View Company" "Manufacturers Publishers. Copyrighted Made in U.S.A." "Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., London,...
Iron Ore being taken from an Open-Pit Mine, Hibbing, Minn. 
Image  circa 1905  Stereoview of steam shovel working in an open pit mine where it is loading iron ore onto rail ore cars for carriage to the ore loaders at the rail head. 163 "6965 Iron Ore Being Taken from an Open Pit Mine, Hibbing, Minn." Keystone View Company Copyrighted Manufacturers Publishers Made in...
Greatest Canal Traffic in the World -- Busy Scene in the Ship Canal, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  c1907  Stereoview of Canadian Pacific Railway steamboat ALBERTA and the steamboat POWELL STACKHOUSE and another vessels in the American locks at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. 154 16731 - Greatest Canal Traffic in the World Busy Scene in the Ship Canal, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Keystone View Company...
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Iron ore trade