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Losing a landmark3

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Wednesday July 17, 2013

Ashland, WI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Dominating the lake front of the Wisconsin city of Ashland is the old ore dock. Built of concrete and steel, it was constructed by the Minneapolis, St Paul and Sault St Marie Railroad (the SOO Line) in 1915. It was the third such dock to be built in Ashland. The docks were built to transfer the iron ore mined in the Gogebic range of the Upper peninsula of Michigan and N.E. Wisconsin to the steel producing plants of the Eastern great lakes.

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3. denvereye
1:41 AM GMT on July 19, 2013
Grew up in Superior and watched iron ore being loaded at the Great Northern docks - one of the four has since been torn down.
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2. papajuan
7:15 PM GMT on July 18, 2013
Interesting history lesson, they may start mining that area again if the Employment Prevention Agency (EPA)doesn't stop it. BTW, NW Wisconsin, not NE
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1. canuckjune
1:59 PM GMT on July 18, 2013
When I grew up in "Thunder Bay" we had an ore dock but it is also long gone, it used to be fun to watch the trains on the trestle going back and forth to the lake and the boats loading it
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Engineer by trade - novice shutterbug by choice. I enjoy learning about the art of photography and have found the contributors to Wunderground to be a wonderful tutor. Everyone has a unique style and approach to a photo. (Rodney)

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