the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
C Ludington Shaft of Chapin Mine
Dickinson County Library

Mines and mineral resources

Mine shafts

Item Number

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

Photograph 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.

C Ludington Shaft of Chapin Mine

The Making of Modern Michigan was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries. Through agreement, this site is hosted by the MSU Libraries and therefore is subject to its privacy statement. Please feel free to send any comments regarding this site to