Though it may first appear as an out-of-the-way village nestled along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet was the heart of the region during copper mining’s heyday.
Download a copy of the Downtown Calumet Self-Guided Walking Tour booklet. Copies will also be available for purchase in the future from the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Did You Know?
Keweenaw copper milling facilities were normally located along lake shorelines because they used large volumes of water in the milling process and the lakes served as a dumping site for the waste material known as stamp sand. Access to the lake also facilitated shipping and receiving of supplies. More...