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Mine: Port Inland Quarry, Gould City, MI

Port Inland Quarry MI railroads Port Inland Quarry MI railroads Port Inland Quarry MI railroads Port Inland Quarry MI railroads Port Inland Quarry MI railroadsThe Inland Quarry is located on the Schoolcraft/Mackinac county border about five miles north of Lake Michigan. The Inland Lime & Stone Company operates this mine and ships aggregate to Port Inland via an industrial railroad. The Inland line crosses and interchanges with the Soo Line (later WC/CN) at an overhead crossing at Inland Junction.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, Inland Lime and Stone #14, a steam engine at the quarry. 2nd photo, Inland #10 on the property in 1967. 3rd photo, Inland #7, an electric locomotive photographed in 1967. [All, Bill Moore]. 4th photo Inland #1 a bit older and worn, in the 1980's. 5th photo, #10 during the same period. [Both, Paul Cameron]


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1948. A railroad bridge which crosses the Milikokia river leading to the dynamite quarry at Port Inland was completely destroyed by fire Saturday night, according to a report by a company official. The bridge, a heavily timbered span about 40 feet in length was a complete loss representing damages amounting to about $300. The loss of the bridge,. however, will in no way hamper operations at Port Inland as it has been used very little since 1942. The cause of the fire has not been determined. [EDP-1948-0416]