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  • Silver Islet (1900)
    Image       View of Silver Islet showing a number of excursion boats and people holidaying at Silver Islet, a popular vacation spot on Lake Superior. This was a couple of decades after the famous Silver Islet mine had closed. One vessel is identified as the Inez.
    Image     View of Silver Islet showing a number of excursion boats and people holidaying at Silver Islet, a popular vacation spot on Lake Superior. This was a couple of decades after ...
  • Silver Islet Mine Hoist House (~1900)
    Image       Black and white photo of the Silver Islet Mine Hoist House where the ore is landed. Picture of the head frame over main shaft and connecting stamp mill at Silver Islet on Lake Superior, Ontario.
    Image     Black and white photo of the Silver Islet Mine Hoist House where the ore is landed. Picture of the head frame over main shaft and connecting stamp mill at Silver ...
  • James Wilmington Cross at Silver Islet
    Image       James Wilmington Cross shown at right with unidentified man. Cross became a caretaker to the abandoned houses at Silver Islet when the mine failed. Silver Islet became a popular site for tourist excursions.
    Image     James Wilmington Cross shown at right with unidentified man. Cross became a caretaker to the abandoned houses at Silver Islet when the mine failed. Silver Islet became a popular site ...
  • Silver Islet Summer (~1902)
    Image       Stunning black and white photo of the buildings on Silver Islet and their reflection in the water of Lake Superior. In 1868, silver was first discovered there and by 1871 more than 175 men were employed at the mine, located on a 90-square-foot rock island three-quarters of a mile offshore ...
    Image     Stunning black and white photo of the buildings on Silver Islet and their reflection in the water of Lake Superior. In 1868, silver was first discovered there and by 1871 ...
  • Silver Islet Mill
    Image       Stamp Mill at Silver Islet mine.
    Image     Stamp Mill at Silver Islet mine.
  • Silver Islet Cabins (~1900)
    Image       Black and white photo of Miner's cabins at Silver Islet
    Image     Black and white photo of Miner's cabins at Silver Islet
  • Silver Islet (~1910)
    Image       A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in a single day in 1910, when the paddle wheel steamer 'Forest City' transported passengers to the popular excursion site. After ...
    Image     A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in ...
  • Men at Entrance of Main Shaft - Silver Islet (~1872)
    Image       Group of unknown men gathered in front of a wooden building at the entrance to the main mining shaft at Silver Islet.
    Image     Group of unknown men gathered in front of a wooden building at the entrance to the main mining shaft at Silver Islet.
  • Silver Islet from a distance
    Imagemystery       Black and white photo of Silver Islet from a distance. Photographer is F. Tonge, Caswell & Davy, corner of Superior Street and first Ave., West, Duluth Minnesota.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photo of Silver Islet from a distance. Photographer is F. Tonge, Caswell & Davy, corner of Superior Street and first Ave., West, Duluth Minnesota.
  • Silver Islet
    Imagemystery       Black and white photo of Silver Islet with large ship beside it.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photo of Silver Islet with large ship beside it.
  • Silver Islet Stamp Mill in Winter(~1905)
    Image       Black and white photo of the Silver Islet Stamp Mill, used to extract silver from the ore. This photo was taken during the Northern Ontario winter on Lake Superior.
    Image     Black and white photo of the Silver Islet Stamp Mill, used to extract silver from the ore. This photo was taken during the Northern Ontario winter on Lake Superior.
  • Engine House and Main Shaft on Silver Islet(1896)
    Image       The photograph shows several buildings, walkways, mine elevators and smokestack relating to the engine house and main mine shaft on Silver Islet on Lake Superior, Ontario.
    Image     The photograph shows several buildings, walkways, mine elevators and smokestack relating to the engine house and main mine shaft on Silver Islet on Lake Superior, Ontario.
  • Silver Islet Mine Stamp Mill (~1900),
    Image       Black and white photo of the wooden building identified as the Silver Islet Mine Stamp Mill
    Image     Black and white photo of the wooden building identified as the Silver Islet Mine Stamp Mill
  • Silver Islet Mine
    Image       A black and white photo of several buildings comprising Silver Islet Mine. A cribbing protects the mine from Lake Superior.
    Image     A black and white photo of several buildings comprising Silver Islet Mine. A cribbing protects the mine from Lake Superior.
  • Silver Islet (1917)
    Image       A distant view of the Silver Islet mine and the various out-buildings on the Islet surrounded by Lake Superior. Photo is dated August, 1911, Port Arthur, Ontario.
    Image     A distant view of the Silver Islet mine and the various out-buildings on the Islet surrounded by Lake Superior. Photo is dated August, 1911, Port Arthur, Ontario.
  • Silver Island Mine
    Image       Black and white photograph depicting the mining building located at Silver Island (Silver Islet) Mine in the 1880's.
    Image     Black and white photograph depicting the mining building located at Silver Island (Silver Islet) Mine in the 1880's.
  • Silver Islet's anchor
    Publication  Andra-Warner, Elle, Lake Superior Magazine, 1 Mar 2001, p. 32     Biography - Saxberg, Lorne ; Silver Islet Store ; Photos
    Publication  Andra-Warner, Elle, Lake Superior Magazine, 1 Mar 2001, p. 32   Biography - Saxberg, Lorne ; Silver Islet Store ; Photos
  • Dock at Silver Islet
    Image       Black and white photo of dock at Silver Islet - May 1938
    Image     Black and white photo of dock at Silver Islet - May 1938
  • Silver Islet Mine in the 1880's
    Image       Black and white photograph of Silver Islet Mine in the 1880's.
    Image     Black and white photograph of Silver Islet Mine in the 1880's.
  • Silver Islet
    Imagemystery       Black and white photo of some houses on Silver Islet.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photo of some houses on Silver Islet.
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