By Larry Lankton

Spanning the years 1840-1875, past the bounds makes a speciality of the payment of higher Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the tale of reluctant pioneers who tried to set up a good degree of convenience, keep an eye on, and safety in what used to be in lots of methods a adverse setting. relocating past the technological background of the interval present in his past booklet Cradle to the Grave: lifestyles, paintings, and loss of life on the Lake improved Copper Mines (OUP 1991), Lankton right here makes a speciality of the folks of this area and the way the copper mining affected their day-by-day lives.A actually first-class social historical past, past the limits will attract historians of the frontier and of Michigan and the good Lakes area, in addition to historians of know-how, hard work, and way of life.

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In 1846, the propeller Independence first plied the lake, as did a 24O-ton side-wheeler steamboat, the Julia Palmer. More ships were portaged at Sault Ste. 15 For many sailing to and from the Keweenaw, the portage at Sault Ste. Marie had been a pleasant diversion. While getting their land legs back, visitors observed the behavior of the local Native Americans and the colorful voyageurs. During a two-day stopover in 1852, Edwin Henwood "saw about two hundred Indians decked in feathers and war-paint, doing a war-dance"—a scene he remembered for the rest of his long life.

The steamer passed up the Detroit River into Lake St. " Several schooners lay at anchor, while men in small boats skirted the islands, shooting game. It was foggy and rainy when the Ben Franklin steamed into Lake Huron; later, even when it cleared, George could see no land, because the boat was so far out. The boat took on a load of wood to fire its steam boilers at Presque Isle, then continued on to the Montreal Channel. This passage—rock-strewn, narrow, dangerous, and dotted with small islands—was best navigated during the day.

The woods presented a continual mass of tall thick pines, huge cedars, and the most noble of maples. . There was a most rascaly set of galinippers which had an awful sting and most fearful bravery. 29 The diary of Cornelius Shaw, who was helping start a mine on Isle Royale in 1847, demonstrates just how far these little creatures could go in becoming bothersome, and how far they could insinuate themselves into a man's consciousness: W A T E R , WOODS, AND W I N T E R June June June June June 11: 13: 16: 18: 22: June 25: June 30: July 8: 15 "black flies troublesome" "face swelled from bite of sand flies" "went over to Bay exploring.

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