Mine: Calcite, MI

Calcite MI mine, Port Huron MI Calcite Quarry tower and equipmentCalcite MI Interlocking Tower DiagramCalcite is a large limestone quarry which is located east of Rogers City in Presque Isle County. Operations continue today (2015) however rail service is no longer present on the site. The mine was formally served by the Detroit & Mackinac railroad.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, an overhead postcard view of Port Calcite, east of Rogers City. 2nd photo, a photo of the Calcite switcher and ore cars near a brick tower. Bob Wilhelm photo, Mark Andersen Collection]. 3rd photo, a drawing of the two interlockers inside the limestone plant at Calcite. Both apparently had towers with working interlocking machines. Drawn from blueprints in the State of Michigan Archives. [Dale Berry]

September 25, 1926. The Michigan Limestone & Chemical orders an interlocker for the crossing of the D&M near Rogers City. [RR]