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  • Silver Islet (~1910)
    Silver Islet (~1910)
    image  circa 1910     A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in a single day in 1910, when the paddle wheel steamer 'Forest City' transported passengers to the popular excursion site. After ...
    image  circa 1910   A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in ...
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  • Silver Islet Summer (~1902)
    Silver Islet Summer (~1902)
    image  ~1902,     Stunning black and white photo of the buildings on Silver Islet and their reflection in the water of Lake Superior. In 1868, silver was first discovered there and by 1871 more than 175 men were employed at the mine, located on a 90-square-foot rock island three-quarters of a mile offshore ...
    image  ~1902,   Stunning black and white photo of the buildings on Silver Islet and their reflection in the water of Lake Superior. In 1868, silver was first discovered there and by 1871 ...
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  • Silver Islet Mine
    Silver Islet Mine
    image  ~1902,     Silver Islet Mine buildings
    image  ~1902,   Silver Islet Mine buildings
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  • Silver Islet Mill
    Silver Islet Mill
    imagemystery       Silver Islet Mill
    imagemystery     Silver Islet Mill
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  • Silver Islet (1917)
    Silver Islet (1917)
    image  1911 August,     A distant view of the Silver Islet mine and the various out-buildings on the Islet surrounded by Lake Superior. Photo is dated August, 1911, Port Arthur, Ontario.
    image  1911 August,   A distant view of the Silver Islet mine and the various out-buildings on the Islet surrounded by Lake Superior. Photo is dated August, 1911, Port Arthur, Ontario.
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  • Silver Island Mine
    Silver Island Mine
    image  Circa 1880,     Black and white photograph depicting the mining building located at Silver Island (Silver Islet) Mine in the 1880's.
    image  Circa 1880,   Black and white photograph depicting the mining building located at Silver Island (Silver Islet) Mine in the 1880's.
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  • Silver Islet (1938)
    Silver Islet (1938)
    image  1938,     Black and white photograph of Silver Islet, taken in 1938 by Margaret Oldenberg.
    image  1938,   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet, taken in 1938 by Margaret Oldenberg.
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  • Silver Islet
    Silver Islet
    imagemystery       Black and white photograph of the early Silver Islet mining operation.
    imagemystery     Black and white photograph of the early Silver Islet mining operation.
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  • Passenger ship Waubic
    Passenger ship Waubic
    imagemystery       S. S. Waubic at Silver Islet, Ontario.
    imagemystery     S. S. Waubic at Silver Islet, Ontario.
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  • Silver Islet
    Silver Islet
    imagemystery       Black and white photo of Silver Islet with large ship beside it.
    imagemystery     Black and white photo of Silver Islet with large ship beside it.
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  • Silver Islet from a distance
    Silver Islet from a distance
    imagemystery       Black and white photo of Silver Islet from a distance. Photographer is F. Tonge, CaswellDavy, corner of Superior Street and first Ave., West, Duluth Minnesota.
    imagemystery     Black and white photo of Silver Islet from a distance. Photographer is F. Tonge, CaswellDavy, corner of Superior Street and first Ave., West, Duluth Minnesota.
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  • Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet
    Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet
    image       Black and white photo of the Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet.
    image     Black and white photo of the Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet.
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  • Dock at Silver Islet
    Dock at Silver Islet
    image  May 1938,     Black and white photo of dock at Silver Islet - May 1938
    image  May 1938,   Black and white photo of dock at Silver Islet - May 1938
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  • Men at Entrance of Main Shaft - Silver Islet (~1872)
    Men at Entrance of Main Shaft - Silver Islet (~1872)
    image  ~1872,     Group of unknown men gathered in front of a wooden building at the entrance to the main mining shaft at Silver Islet.
    image  ~1872,   Group of unknown men gathered in front of a wooden building at the entrance to the main mining shaft at Silver Islet.
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  • Buildings at Silver Islet mine
    Buildings at Silver Islet mine
    imagemystery       A view of the buildings at Silver Islet mine.
    imagemystery     A view of the buildings at Silver Islet mine.
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  • Silver Islet - Bible Class, 1896
    Silver Islet - Bible Class, 1896
    image  1896,     A group photograph of a Bible class on Silver Islet.
    image  1896,   A group photograph of a Bible class on Silver Islet.
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  • James Wilmington Cross at Silver Islet
    James Wilmington Cross at Silver Islet
    image  ~1910,     James Wilmington Cross shown at right with unidentified man. Cross became a caretaker to the abandoned houses at Silver Islet when the mine failed. Silver Islet became a popular site for tourist excursions.
    image  ~1910,   James Wilmington Cross shown at right with unidentified man. Cross became a caretaker to the abandoned houses at Silver Islet when the mine failed. Silver Islet became a popular site ...
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  • S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet
    S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet
    imagemystery       S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.
    imagemystery     S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.
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  • S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet
    S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet
    imagemystery       S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.
    imagemystery     S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.
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  • Sea Lion Rock, Silver Island
    Sea Lion Rock, Silver Island
    imagemystery       This photograph is from the publication "Souvenir of Twin Cities: Port Arthur and Fort William" which is part of the Dominion Series View Books. This book was produced by the Photogelatine Engraving Co. Limited in Ottawa, ON.
    imagemystery     This photograph is from the publication "Souvenir of Twin Cities: Port Arthur and Fort William" which is part of the Dominion Series View Books. This book was produced by the ...
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