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Railroad: Alpena and Northern Railroad Company


BuiltAlpena and Northern RairoadDetroit & Mackinac Ry.

Built: 1893

Sold to: Detroit & Mackinac in 1895.

Reference: [MRRC]


The Alpena and Northern Railroad was built in 1893 from Alpena (north of the Thunder Bay River) to LaRoque (now knwon as Hawks) in Presque Isle County. The Jackson Lake branch from LaRoque to the Valentine Lake area in Montmorency County was built in 1894. This railroad was affiliated with the logging interests of the Alger, Smith & Company. In 1895, the line was sold to the Detroit & Mackinac Railway.