• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car


    National Historical Park Michigan

Railways of the Keweenaw


Produced by: Jenni Burr

Written by: Aerran Riley

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Did You Know?

Looking out over the City of Houghton and Portage Lake towards the Huron Mountains.

"Keweenaw" (pronounced key-wah-nah) is an Ojibway word that means "the crossing place," or "land crossing between two bodies of water." It refers to the Ojibway's use of Portage Lake as a portage across the Keweenaw Peninsula.