Antoine, MI - Antoine Tower

Antoine Tower is mentioned in a labor agreement with the telegrapher's union in 1918. The location of this crossing was in section 19 of T40N-R30W. It was a three way crossing of the C&NW Loop Line, the CM&StP line to Norway and the Escanaba, Iron Mountain & Western branch south to the Chapin mine (which became the C&NW ore line).


The railroad had an interlocking tower here in the southwest quadrant. [CNWV]

The tower was apparently staffed by the MILW. [TWT]

(45.8401444, -88.0509132)

Time Line

1918. The MILW has a day operator at this location. [TWT]

1927. A crossing gate is installed here in lieu of the tower. [CNWV]


The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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