Redridge Timber Crib Dam, Salmon Trout River, Beacon Hill, Houghton County, MI
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Salmon Trout River, Beacon Hill, MI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MI-11
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1901
Significance: The Atlantic Mining Company constructed this log dam across the Salmon Trout River to supply water to their stamping plant at nearby Redridge, on the shores of Lake Superior. It was completed in 1894, constructed entirely from local materials by a workforce of three hundred men housed in temporary shacks in this remote area. It consists of a timber framework filled with rock and earth. Overall, the dam is 51 feet long at the base and 228 feet long at the crest. It stands 50 feet high, 53 feet thick at the base, and 28 feet thick at the top.
Atlantic Mining Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW LOOKING DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF DAM.
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