Mine: Michigan Alkali, Alpena, MI

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The Michigan Alkali Company was located along the Detroit River in Detroit, but it was supplied with limestone from this quarry just north of downtown Alpena. This quarry continues to be used today by the cement plant in Alpena. This quarry was served by the Detroit & Mackinac Railway, but most produce was shipped by lake freighter.

Michigan Alkalki 102 at Alpena

Photo Info/Credit: Top, an early postcard view of the quarry at Alpena. 2nd photo, another view of the quarry in 1950. 3rd view, Michigan Alkali #102 in a scrap yard near the D&M roundhouse in Alpena. The scrap yard had several of these units in the 1980's which had been scrapped after years of use at the quarry. [Dale Berry]