C. Ludington Shaft of Chapin Mine

Dated October 19, 1912, this view of the C Ludington Shaft, facing east, shows the shaft
housing which rose 114 feet above the collar of Iron Mountain’s Chapin Mine. The chutes to
the left allowed ore cars, like those pictured, to be loaded directly, as the ore came up in the
tram cars on the hoist. The cage in which the men descended and ascended can be seen at
the lower left of the shaft housing. The pump house, covering the Cornish pumping engine
where it still stands today, was sheathed in corrugated metal and rested on a red sandstone
foundation. A pipe can be seen leading from the boiler house to the pump house, feeding
steam to the gigantic engine. Another railroad track passed between these two buildings.
[Menominee Range Historical Museum], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Dated October 19, 1912, this view of the C Ludington Shaft, facing east, shows the shaft housing which rose 114 feet above the collar of Iron Mountain’s Chapin Mine. The chutes to the left allowed ore cars, like those pictured, to be loaded directly, as the ore came up in the tram cars on the hoist. The cage in which the men descended and ascended can be seen at the lower left of the shaft housing. The pump house, covering the Cornish pumping engine where it still stands today, was sheathed in corrugated metal and rested on a red sandstone foundation. A pipe can be seen leading from the boiler house to the pump house, feeding steam to the gigantic engine. Another railroad track passed between these two buildings. [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Mines and mineral resources
Mine shafts
Iron Mountain (Mich.)
Date Created: 1912