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?
To reach 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy copper mine, the world's largest steam-driven hoist was built in 1918. The Nordberg Steam Hoist and its reinforced concrete building, with brick veneer and Italian-tiled walls, cost over $370,000 but was used for only eleven years.