South Shore notes

Transcription of newspaper article from the Weekly mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 17, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Weekly mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 17, 1888., Source: The Mining Journal, Co., Marquette, MI  March 17, 1888             South Shore Notes   less expense. The survey is avery   A representative of the Mining Journal called at the office of Brown, Howard and Co. this week, and in an interview with Mr. J. A. Latcha, the chief engineer of the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic, gleaned, through his courtesy, many facts of general interest. The first was in regard to the ore docks in this city. The work of driving the piles for the 800-foot extension of No. 3 pier is being pushed as fast as possible in order to get the pile driver over to No. 1 peir, as the company has decided to add 225 feet to that structure. This will give additional ore capacity here of 15,000  tons, and greatly facilitate the operations of the company during the shipping season. It is confidently expected now that the pile driving on No. 3 will be completed before the end of March and the driver at once shifted to No. 1   The Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic has pur- chased superb terminal facilities in West Superior, just across from Duluth, and is now surveying an independent line to that point. The South Shore's junction with the Northern Pacific is at Iron River, back of and west of Ashl and  and about 38 miles from West Superior. If a favorable traffic arrangement can be made with the N. P. it is not probable that the road will push its own track into Superior  this summer, but if not the road will enter on its own rails. Two surveying parties are now in the field between the junction and West Superior and by one of the curiousities of railroad engineering a more favorable route has been found that the N.P, which had the first choice and made several sur- veys, secured; it is a line that can be built much cheaper and maintained at less expense. The survey is a very close "pre- liminary" and if the company decides to build it will have plenty of time to do so during the summer. A strip of l and  360 feet wide and 6,000 feet long, leading to a val- uable water front, has been secured by the South Shore for terminals and lies be- tween the N. P. and M. St. P. and O roads. Besides this the D.S.S. and A. has acquir- ed a fourth interest in the West Superior Terminal Co., which controls large and valuable tracts of l and  there suitable for terminals.   The steel has been purchased for the completion of the South Shore line between Dogwood and the N. P. junction at Iron River, which is already graded, and it will be on the ground toward the end of April. Track-laying will be resumed the moment the snow goes off sufficiently to permit it.   A surveying party is also in the field selecting a route between L'Anse and Rockl and  for a South Shore line into Onto- nagon via the Ontonagon and Brule from Rock- l and . This will be about twenty-eight miles in length. The party started in at Silver Mountain, near where the line surveyed from L'Anse last fall finds a crossing on the Sturgeon river. This branch, when built will open up a good deal of l and , strike the Ontonagon copper range, and control the traffic of that part of the penin- sula. It would probably be operated in connection with the Milwaukee and Northern, in which case that road would never be ex- tend to Ontonagon.   The South Shore engineers have completed a very careful survey of the Gogebic coun- try, and now that the notes are all in the work of mapping out the D.S.S. and  A. lines to the towns and mines on that range will be commenced at once in the chief engineer's offices in this city.         "preliminary" and if the company decides NAL CRÌÎed at the offloeot Brown, Ëoward  to bulld it will have pÍ nå of time to doso and Co. t a week, and in aninterview väh    during the sammer:  A strip of l and  360                      clilc£4egi     et    feet wide and 6,000 feet long, leAdlag to a the Duluth.  South  Short     Atlantic,   valuable water front, has been secured by gleaned,through3decourtesy manyfacts      the South shore for terminals and  lles of general interest lite first was la re- between  the  N. P. and M-, St. P. and O gard to the ore docks in this city. Tha   roads-  Desides  this the · D,. 8. 8. and A. Work of dylygthe pilee for the 800-foot   Ild  acquired a fourth Intereat in  tho Itension of Ko. 3 piõeis being pushedaa   \Vest Superior Teratinal Co., which con. fastas posbibleinordèr to get the pile    tola largo  and valuable tracts of l and  driver over to No. 1 plet, as the company there sultable for terminale. has deelded to add 22!¢feet to that strue,  The steel has been  pardhased for the ture. This willgive additional ore capac  completion of the South  Shore llan be- ity here of 15,000 toná, and greatly facill tween Dogwood and the N. P. Junction at tato the operations of the enopany during i Iran itiveY,wht03 18 Alfo¾dY gráded aint the ablvping. season. It is confldentiv I It will be on the ground toward theendor expected now thatthe pilo driving on No. ( April. Track-laying will be reeumed the 3 will be completed before  the end of    moment.the snow 8008017 salliciently to March and the drivet at once ehlfted to '6. l.                4                     A surveying party is also in the lleld   The Duluth. South Shore and Atlantio has  selecting a route beixeen IJAnne   and purciuksed superb.tedinal facilittoa in    lockl and  for a South Siriro lino into On- Weat Superior. just acrosa from Duluth, and la now surveying an independent line  Ildekl and . This Willbe abouttvipaty-eight to that point. The South Shore's junctiott miles in length. The party started in at WRh the Northern Pacido fast IronRiver.   Silver Mountain, near where the line sur- back of and west of Ashl and  and about 38  veved from L'Anso Inst fall flnda a coes- miles froniWeafsuisifór.  U a favorable   ing on the Sturgeoa river. This branch,  rama arrangement can be made with the    when built, will open up a goixl deal of    P. it is not piõ6š¾I#that the road wlll l and , strike the Ontanagon copper range, push  its OWIT track Illto 11uperior this and control the traffle of that part of the summer,,but it nqt the rond will enter on peninsula. It would probably be operat- Lte own rails, Two surveying partles are  ed in connoction with the 1[IlÀukee a now in the field between tho Junction arid Northem, in which case that road would West fiuperior and by one of the curiosi. Dever be extend to Ontonagon. ilna of railroad engineering a more favor.  The South Shore engineora have enm. able mulo haa been foudd thati the N. P., plefed a very careful survey of the Gogo. whtoh had Llio first chotee and made sov. ble country, and now that the notes are eral survoys, secured;Àt is a 11ao that can all in the Work of ma?PIDR out the it. 8.  M antit mneh cheapör and  maintained at    B. A A.11nes tothe tons and  anines   on                                           that range will be commenced at once in                                           the chief engineer e omces in this city.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Weekly mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 17, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1888-03-17