Iron Mountain's Chapin Mine

Photograph of Iron Mountain's Chapin Mine, the most famous and most productive on the Menominee Iron Range.  It was also among the wettest, due in part to the fact that its immense deposits were situated under a cedar swamp.  This photograph, taken in the early 1900s, attests to the Chapin Mine’s wet working conditions, one of the many hazards of underground mining. Water had to be pumped form the mine around the clock to allow miners to extract the ore. The miner in the center was Frank Larson. [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: Photograph of Iron Mountain's Chapin Mine, the most famous and most productive on the Menominee Iron Range. It was also among the wettest, due in part to the fact that its immense deposits were situated under a cedar swamp. This photograph, taken in the early 1900s, attests to the Chapin Mine’s wet working conditions, one of the many hazards of underground mining. Water had to be pumped form the mine around the clock to allow miners to extract the ore. The miner in the center was Frank Larson. [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Mines and mineral resources
Miners
Iron Mountain (Mich.)
Date Created: 1900 (approximate)