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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
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for a line ofsteamers, calling at all the localities named. Theclimate of Portage lake in the summer is one ofthe most delicious on the American continent, and,aside from its great attraction as the site of the 74 The North and West Illustrated. largest copper industry in the world, the tourist orpleasure seeker will find much to interest in study-ing the scenery on either side of the lake. Thesection also affords some excellent trout streams. Names of silver and copper mines in the LakeSuperior country, which may be reached via Mar-quette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad, andsteamers from LAnse: Copper—Calumet andHecla, Copper Harbor, Atlantic, Hancock, EagleRiver, Pewabic, Allouez, Franklin, Osceola, Phoe-nix, Quincy, Albany and Bos. Silver—Superior,Cleveland, Collins, Ontonagon, Pittsburg, Excel-sior, Scranton, Luzerne, and several others, Portage Lake is an irregular body of water,about twenty miles in length, extending nearlyacross Keweenaw Point to within two miles of Lake
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The Mills at Minneapolis, Minn.—page 90 Superior. Steamers and sail-vessels drawing 1*2feet can pass through Portage Entry, and navigatethe lake with safety. This body oi water was an oldand favorite thoroughfare for the Indians, and theJesuit Fathers who first discovered and exploredthis section of the country. During the wintermonths the atmosphere is very clear and transpar- ent in the vicinity of Houghton, and all throughKeweenaw Point; objects can be seen at a greatdistance on a clear day, while sounds are conveyeddistinctly through the atmosphere, presenting aphenomenon peculiar to all northern latitudes.This is the season of health and pleasure to thepermanent residents. Portage and Lake Superior Ship Canal. Thisimportant work was commenced in 1868, andfinished in 1873, at a cost of about $2,500,000. Itslength is 2X miles, with piers 600 feet in length,extending out into Lake Superior on the north,affording a safe entrance for downward boundvessels. The canal is 100 feet wide
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