By mn_mike on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 09:06 am: Edit Post
Hey John, quick question. Is the Keweenaw actually an Island? I mean,it looks to me on maps that it is split by Portgage lake, I know its not really an island but if it is totally surrounded by water, could you not actually consider it an island?
By admin on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 10:46 am: Edit Post
By mn_mike on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 10:48 am: Edit Post
By bulldog on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 09:40 am: Edit Post
Here's another little tidbit I heard one time. Before there was a bridge to cross the canal, there was a trail leading from down south (Ontonagon area) that made its way into the Keweenaw and crossed over the piece of land that has since been dredged and opened...creating our island. From what I heard, North Superior road (Houghton side) and Waasa road (Hancock side) were the original way north. This, from what I understand, was the original trail leading north to the Keweenaw from down south. I can't remember who told me this but it makes sense. Must have been an oldtimer....
By mezz on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:25 am: Edit Post
Welcome to the Island Mon! LOL, Yup, we are indeed "technically speaking" an island. If something were to happen to our bridge (Portage Lift Bridge) we would be sol on both sides of the canal. Which reminds of the repainting project on it about 9-10 yrs ago, the towers were all scaffoled & wrapped in plastic, we had some extremely high winds, stuff was flyin everywhere! as such, closed the bridge to everything except emergency vehicles. Quite a mess with people stuck on either side & unable to return home for quite a while. -Mezz
By steve_in_il on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 02:15 pm: Edit Post