Dec 28-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: December: Dec 28-06
Glimpse of Quincy    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Aimee Rathbun

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 05:55 am:

Just like the Portage Lake Lift Bridge holds a fascination for folks, so does the Quincy Mine shaft up on Quincy Hill. With a combination of bare branches, light covering of snow and the sun's glow, Aimee Rathbun captured a neat shot of this landmark. If you're a resident, a former resident or a frequent visitor, this building is one of those "signs" that you've reached the Keweenaw and perhaps a more relaxed pace of life from that in the busy, hectic cities!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 06:18 am:

The Quincy Mine is open for tours for the winter season.

By David Antioho (Davea) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 08:16 am:

Yes, the Quincy Mine is a fascination and it says almost "home". Leaving for UP North in the next hour. Always enjoy the time with my folks.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 09:48 am:

Every morning when I check the new Cam shot it saddens me that I can't be up there. More relaxed is putting it mildly. When you head for the UP, no need to bring makeup, fancy clothes or your wrist watch. It's a down-to-earth type atmosphere. I'm so looking forward to my last drive up there 'cause that means I'm gonna be staying! sigh

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 10:53 am:

They have done a really good job fixing up Quincy, am I correct remembering its metal siding all rusty until about 20 years ago?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:19 pm:

I could go into a novel when it comes to Quincy Mine. From working there giving tours and answering all the weird questions people ask, to many days (and nights) of geologic research spent in the adit; it was all so much fun and a lot was learned in the process. This should be a good time of year for tours being how it's warmer underground than above!! Must be fun trying to get past the doors though, with all the ice that forms there.....

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 01:11 pm:

Oh yes! As I've said numerous times here, we lived a few doors from the "Quincy" as a boy growing up. Just to the right of the above great pic., behind the steam hoist building just partially shown. Our house was a C&H company duplex right on the corner. $7.50 a month rent!! Running water only a few hours a day from only 1 faucet! wood cooking and heating stove! Outhouse out back behind the small woodshed! It's gone now of course. We played in all the buildings, was too scared tho to go in the shaft house! Oh the memories!
Yes in recent years they have really made it nice compared as to what it was in the 40s thru the 80s as I remember it. Haven't been there in years, tried 4 times the last 2 years but one of these days, hopefully soon!

Needless to say one of my most favorite places in the Copper Country or the whole state and I have many favorites!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 05:20 pm:

Excellent Photo!!!

Not much action here today, huh? Everyone must be busy with family. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, Happy New Year from Lorelei!!!

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 05:51 pm:

Lorelei, it's "Happy Christmas and Merry New Year"!
I'm still busy making those tough New Year's Resolutions!

By Robinohio (Robinohio) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 05:57 pm:

Capt. Paul
With all that You know and have learned about Quincy You should write that Novel. Or have someone do it for you. We could all learn what it was like in the minning days and also in the tour guide days a whole new era for Quincy. Someone interview Capt.Paul

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 06:12 pm:

Technically, if it's non-fiction, it wouldn't be a novel. In common usage, a novel is an original work of fiction. I am assuming Capt. Paul would write something non-fiction. I think I'm the only novelist in the family.

Sorry guys, my evil "Darth Grader" side took over :)

By Cotton (Cotton) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 09:22 pm:

Dr. Nat It's great that you have two writers in your family whether it be non fiction or fiction. Maybe you could teach some of us. You're both so intellectual on topics of interest on this site.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 10:44 pm:

It seems to me I recall hearing about a novel that was partially based in the Quincy Mine. Does anyone know the title or authorís name?

Capt. Paul
Why is the drum on the steam hoist elliptical shaped (smaller on the ends, larger in the middle)?

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