Mill: Champion Mill, Freda, MI
Began → Champion Mill → Became
Owned by: Champion Mining Co.
Produced: Refined Copper Ore
Method: Stamp mill.
Railroad connection: COPR
Refined copper from this mill was transported to the Michigan Smelter located at Cole's Creek west of Houghton (near the old Atlantic Mill).
Mining Railway Being Removed. The rails of the Copper Range branch line between Mill Mine Junction and Freda, a milling town are being removed. Freda once was the location of the Champion Copper Mill, which crushed all Champion Mine rock for more than half a century. The Copper Range Railroad is a subsidiary of the Copper Range Co., which owns the White Pine Mines in Ontonagon County. [Escanaba Daily News, September 4, 1971]
The Champion Mill was constructed on Lake Superior in Freda in 1902. It processed copper ore from the Champion Mine.