Mine: Michigan Alkali, Alpena, MI

Michigan Alkali Works Alpena MI

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

Michigan Alkalki 102 at Alpenaby lake freighter.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, an early postcard view of the quarry at Alpena. Bottom, Michigan Alkali #102 in a scap 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]