Keweenaw Co MI
Copper Harbor
Postcard 1940's from Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor

Early in 1843 the U.S. War Department built the government House and established a federal land agency on Porter's Island - The small narrow island lying just off shore. Prospectors found small deposits of Copper, Ore and Native Copper in the cliffs and on the ridges of the surrounding hills. The first copper claims recorded in Michigan under Federal Law were located here in 1843.

A rush followed which reached its peak in 1848. Hundreds of claims were located and explored. Copper Harbor was a boom town with stores, hotels and saloons. Those were the days of whiskey and whiskers. One of the earliest newspapers in Michigan started publication here in 1846 as the Lake Superior News and Mining Journal with headquarters at the Astor House.




Copper Harbor, MI - Post Office and Mathews Store 1940's - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI - Johnsons Snack, Bar and Bakery 1960's - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI - Ft. Wilkins State Park - Contributed by Paul Petosky





Copper Harbor, MI (Entrance - Keweenaw Park Cottages) (1930s)





Copper Harbor, MI (Club House, Keweenaw Park Cottages) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Keweenaw Golf Club - Cabins) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Club House - Keweenaw Golf Course) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Keweenaw Golf Club - Interior Cabin) (1940s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky





Copper Harbor, MI (Main Lodge Lobby - Keweenaw Park Cottages) (1940s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Tourist Homes - Keweenaw Golf Course) (1930s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Keweenaw Golf Club - Contributed by Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor Keweenaw Golf Club - contributed by Paul Petosky





Pontiac Resort Desk & Copper Harbor Post Office, Copper Harbor, MI (1949)
from Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Keweenaw Agate Shop) (1957) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church) (1950s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Interior of Isle Royale Dining Room) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Isle Royale Dining Room) (1950) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (McGinty's Dining Room) (1950s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor MI Breezy Point Lodge 1940 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Breezy Point Lodge) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Breezy Point Lodge) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky






Copper Harbor, MI (Cocktail Lounge at the Last Frontier) (1940s) -
Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Princess Opeechee, Fort Wilkins State Park) (1950s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (The Pontiac Resort) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor, MI (New Pontiac Hotel Lobby & Gift Shop) (1940s)



Copper Harbor, MI (Rustic Bar - Pontiac Resort) (1947) - Contributed by Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor, MI (The Cocktail Bar at the New Pontiac Hotel) (1940s)




Copper Harbor, MI ("Nap" Napoleon at Pontiac Resort) (1949) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Sky Top Inn, West Bluff) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor MI Sky Top 1940's from Paul





Copper Harbor, MI (The Pilot House) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky


Copper Harbor, MI (Pilot House Resort) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Min-ne-ton-ka Resort Cabins) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Bella Vista Hotel) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Bella Vista Cabins) (1938) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Lighthouse) (1940) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Hebard Park) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Snow Scene) (1950s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Keweenaw County Snowfall Barometer - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (The Devil's Wash Tub) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Fishermen Drying Their Nets) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (Bird's Eye View) (1940s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor MI 1910 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (1920) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Copper Harbor, MI (S. S. Altadoc, wrecked 1927) - Contributed by Paul Petosky